*UTME*: *Only 25% scored above 200*, *says Oloyede*



*Jun 27, 2018 1:28 AM*



*JAMB registrar*, *Prof. Ishaq Oloyede*.



*The Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, Prof Ishaq Oloyede, has said that 414,696* *candidates, out of the 1,603,181 who sat for the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination*, *scored above 200*.

*The figure, according to him, translates to 25. 09 per cent*.

*This is against the 465,025 (27.00 per cent) of the 1, 606, 374 who scored above 200 in 2017*.

*The JAMB boss, however, said that 558, 673 candidates scored above 190; 739,490 above 180 and 956, 937 above 170 marks*.

*He revealed this on Tuesday during the Policy Meeting held at the newly inaugurated Bola Babalakin Auditorium in Gbongan, Osun State*.

*The 2,400-capacity centre was built by the Chairman of Bi-Courtney Group of Companies, Dr Wale Babalakin*.

*At the programme attended by the state Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, and the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu*, *among many other top players in the education sector*, *Oloyede, however, warned that scores released by JAMB were not the cut-off marks*.

*According to him, they are the minimum marks required while the cut-off marks are arrived at from the cumulative consideration of candidates’ scores or grades*.

*He added on other regulations guiding the process, “Every candidate is required to accept or reject his/her admission before the process is said to be completed*.

*Candidates can now protest their admission status should they feel they are not fairly treated*

*Speaking at the event, Adamu urged authorities of higher institutions to work with JAMB to sanitise admission process in the country*



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