76% of 2024 UTME candidates scored below 200 — JAMB

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has disclosed that 76 per cent of the candidates that participated in the 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) scored below 200 out of the 400 obtainable marks.

 

JAMB CEO and Chief Registrar, Professor Is-haq Oloyede disclosed this while addressing newsmen in Bwari on Monday.

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Oloyede stated that 1,989,668 candidates registered for the examinations held in 118 towns in 774 Computer Based Test Centres (CBT).

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According to the registrar, out of the registered candidates, 1,904,109 sat for the examination while 80,810 were absent.

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He explained that 64,624 results were under investigation for various reasons such as verification (2,896), procedural investigations(4,594), and prima facie established exam misconduct (78).

 

He said other results under investigation were centre-based investigations involving 57,056 candidates in 18 centres across the country.

 

The 18 centres listed for the investigation were 12 in Edo, three in Akwa Ibom, two in Delta and one in Kwara state.

 

While giving analysis of the results, Oloyede said 8,401 candidates representing 0.5 per cent scored 300 and above, 77,070 candidates representing 4.2 per cent scored 250 and above.

 

He further said that 439,974 candidates representing 24 per cent scored 200 and above and 1,402,490 representing 76 per cent scored below 200.

 

“A total of 1,989,668 candidates registered for the examination, 24.7 per cent higher than the figure for the year 2023.

 

“Of the 1,989,668 registered, 1,904,189 were present and verified, 2,899 were present but unverified, 80,810 were absent.

 

“There is a significant improvement in the enrolment of females, with over 1 million girls registering for the examination.

 

“This is the first time in three years that the number of females will be more than that of their male counterparts.

 

“Out of the total registration, 3,164 were of persons living with disabilities. There is a 36.2 per cent increase in the enrolment of PLWDs as compared to last year.

 

“The Board is today releasing the results of 1, 842, 464 candidates. 64, 624 results are under investigation,” he said.

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