JAMB may raise the entry marks to between 200 and 220.
Although the general performances of candidates in this year’s examination recorded tremendous improvement over previous ones, with majority of the candidates scoring above 180, there are fears that the body may raise the admission benchmark in the universities to 200, given the high number of candidates who applied for limited admission slots in the universities.
Some candidates, who spoke with Vanguard, in Abuja, on anonymity, expressed fears that in view of the general performance of candidates in the UTME, which they noted was better than last two previous years’, coupled with the high number of candidates that registered and sat for the examination, JAMB may raise the entry marks to between 200 and 220. Ahead of the admission, the board had warned institutions against shortchanging candidates whose performances merited admission, saying it would not condone such act. Read more
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