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UTME 2020: JAMB lists universities that will not admit candidates with less than 200

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has disclosed that though it peg its admission cut off mark at 160 for universities in the country but said on Monday that some universities will not offer admission to candidates that score less than 200.

The JAMB Registrar, Prof Ishaq Oloyede and Vice Chancellors of universities had a stekholders policy on education agreed that the nation’s universities should admit candidates who scored 160 above but with exemptions to univisieties admission requirement.

Making it clearer to candidates, JAMB spokesman, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, in a statement on Monday listed the universities that will not admit candidates who score less than 200.

They include: University of Lagos, University of Ibadan, Covenant University, Obafemi Awolowo University and University of Benin.

Fabian also listed higher institutions that will not admit candidates that scored less than 180 in its Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) this year.

“For the 2020 admission exercise, for example, no candidate with a UTME score of 209 can be considered for admission into any programme at PAU whose minimum UTME score is 210.

“Also, no candidate with a UTME score of 199 can be admitted into any of the following universities whose minimum score is 200: OAU, UI, CU, UNILAG and UNIBEN.

“No candidate with a score less than 180 can be admitted into many of the universities including Lagos State University (190); Afe Babalola University (180), Nigerian Army University, Biu (180); University of Jos (180), University of Abuja (180), Redeemers University (180), University of Ilorin (180), Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (180), Bayero University Kano (180), Alex Ekwueme University (180) and PAMO University of Medical Sciences, Port Harcourt (180),” Fabian said.

The JAMB spokesman also issued strong warnings to candidates to note that scoring high mark in UTME does not guarantee admission as he said universities are at liberty to determine their parameters for admission in accordance to JAMB approvedconditions.

Other parameters such as Post-UTME/post-A/L qualifications screening/test score; O/L grade score, etc will be used.

The statement added that the quota system and catchment area are also considered during the admission process.

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