JAMB Releases Guidelines For Admission Process

At the 7th Combined Policy Meeting on Admissions held on Thursday, 2nd June, 2016 at the NUC, The Honourable Minister of Education directed immediate stoppage of Post UTME TEST by ALL tertiary institutions.
The Honourable Minister further directed that a meeting of all stakeholders should be convened, to work out modalities for the screening of candidates duly recommended for admissions.
This is to ensure that the Honourable Minister’s directives are strictly adhere.
What You Must Know about the New JAMB Model
1. JAMB must offer a candidate an admission before such candidates qualifies for screening in the institution he or she has been provisionally admitted. This means that institutions can only screening candidates sent to them by JAMB as having been provisionally admitted in such institution.
2. Institutions admission screening processes will now be based on point system. The first on the point system is the O’level grading. Candidates who have only one O-level result will stand a better chance of gaining admission than candidates with 2 results. One 0’level result = 10marks/points while two O’level results = 3 marks/points.
Similarly, each grade will now have its equivalent points/marks in this manner; A=6 marks, B=4 marks, C=3 marks which means the having better grades in your O’level result gives you a better chance of securing admission.
The next to be considered on the point system is your UTME Score. Candidates will be awarded marks/points based on their 180-200=20-23 marks, 200-250=24-33 points, 251-300=34-43, 300-400=44-60 points. The higher your score, the higher your chances of securing admission.
This means that what we previously know as institutions cut-off-marks will now be known as institutions cut-off points which will be arrived at after putting all the aforementioned into consideration.
3. JAMB provisional admission is now a means to an end and not an end itself. This means that JAMB may offer a candidate a provisional admissions and such candidate will still be denied admission by his/her institution because he or she comes below the cut-off point for his/her course in that particular institution.
For instance you may be given provisional admission to study MBBS in UNIBEN by JAMB having obtained a UTME score of 260. If your institution’s cut-off point for medicine is 95 points and you come below that number of points after the screening, you will likely be denied admission.
4. Admission process will still put into considerations factors like catchment area and ELDS (Educationally Less Developed States) in determining the number of candidates admitted. Admission by merit is 45%, catchment area 35% and ELDS 20%.
The issue of Science to arts ratio will still be in place. For universities Science to arts ratio will be 60:40 , Polytechnics 70:30. However for specialized institutions (Technology, Science Agriculture etc) it will be 100% related to their specialty. Also 90% of admission will go to UTME candidates while 10% will go to Direct Entry candidates.
5. Schools are still at liberty to charge a certain fee for the screening of candidates. However, the Board did not stipulate how much institutions are to charge for this.
ALSO SEE: 2016 Direct Entry Closing Date For JAMB Extended

  1. Why don’t d federal government abolish education at once in Nigeria instead of dis wicked act…..pls bring back our post utme……it will only be better with Fg if their biological children will also have a taste of this….

    1. Yes,I think I prefer the post utme of a thing.it is there you will know some students that really read their books.the abolishment of post utme it’s not good at all.some even have machinery that wrote the tune for them.

    1. Cut off of a thing is the mark your department will cut for a particular curse after the general cut off mark of 180 by jamb.each curse has its cut off mark,Eg law department might decide to cut 250, medicine 280, if you don’t reach the cut off mark of your department/ curse it’s likely you might be denied admission.

  2. Meaning?,does this mean those with AW results won’t be getting screened or admitted?pls throw more light.thank you

  3. Pls wat about Lasu i have 182 and i was told that they will still open second barch of screening in august pls are they going 2collect 182

  4. what i dont undastand is this Catchment Area and Educationally Less Developed States ELDS…what does that really mean please?

  5. This is weaknessoooo….I really regret being a nigerian…… Bring back our post utme it better for usoooo

  6. Please oo uniuyo is ma 1st Choice and I am using awaiting result too! Although I have my complete result! But the truth is dat! Jamb already decide dat no more scrabbing of post utme it’s only agreed on it not being a computer base anymore! See d latest news as @ yesterday! Dis one here was just an idea and dey said it won’t favour student wit AW result! Tenks u

  7. when does jamb wll give admission universities, it is dis year or next
    and also since they suspended utme exam we have not hear anything again
    please what will be the next step after this suspension?

  8. Please ohhh those with awaiting result i hope they wont be left out if they will please better bring back our post ume before person go stay for dis country grow aluminuim bia bia……

    1. Lwkm Bae u too much
      I wonder why they’re punishing us Just to enter school
      After den go say na we be leaders of tomorrow wheb to gain admission dey like this

  9. Anyway, anyhow they choose to offer admission is what I don’t complain all I care is for me to be admitted with my score. 215

  10. Anyway, anyhow they choose to offer admission is not my business so I don’t complain but all I care is for me to be admitted with my score 215

  11. I like the scrap of post utme. With this new method, it’s clear that jamb needs student who are intelligent to also gain admission. You will agree with me that the method of post utme was really making students to lose their admission. Honestly, I must say that jamb has really done well. Imagine how utme will be over, instead of you to be assured that passing your jamb is a guarantee for you gaining admission into any university of your choice, you will now be praying and preparing for another test called POST UTME all the same God is in control. As for those of you who are complaing about awaiting results, dont worry too much, just look at the positive side of this and know that you are not exempted at all we’re all included in this and it’s a favourable idea for us all.

  12. Jamb 4got That When There Was Post Utme Student With 184 Do Strive To Gain Admission Than Those With 300.The Scrapping Of Post Utme Is Not Favourable To People With Low Point,,please Let Federal Govt,think On Those With Low Point And Set Them Free.

  13. Pls help me cus my name has been posted yt bt i score 199 for curriculum studies uniuyo. pls any hope 4rm jamb?

  14. If some one wrote both weac and GCE but does want to combine it. Dose it stand as two sitting ?

  15. Hmmmm! My eye don see ma two ears! Wat is all dis abt now! Wit 212 dem neva post person does it means dat dey will post you nt “ME” to poly or college sombody beta reply me now oo! Am runing out of patience oo! Mass communication 4 dat matter o# social sience

  16. I really don’t know wot dis country z turning into,first job and its education,pls bring back post utme

  17. i hv 192 for Jamb but no Post yet what happened, did Jamb dont us to starte skull, pls any Information u People should let me

  18. The lord will see all of us through cuz i see this as the end time where people will suffer for no cause

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