2024 UTME:JAMB Records 24% Candidates Scoring Above 200 marks, 74% Below 200, O.4% Above 300 - EDU-BIZNEWS


Monday, April 29, 2024

2024 UTME:JAMB Records 24% Candidates Scoring Above 200 marks, 74% Below 200, O.4% Above 300

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Monday announced the results of1,842,464 candidates for the 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) with paltry 0.4 percent scoring above 300marks , 24 percent of them recorded 200 and above while huge 76 per cent got below 200 out the total 400marks 

JAMB’s Registrar Ishaq Oloyede who revealed these at a press conference held at the board’s headquarters in Bwari on the outskirts of Abuja, also disclosed that over 1.94 million candidates registered and sat for the examination in 118 towns and over 700 centres across the country.

The 76 per cent represents 1,402,490 of the total candidates who scored below 200marks of the over 1.84million whose results were released by the board 

JAMB, however, re-echoed its resolve not to publish the name of the highest-scoring candidate.

“It is common knowledge that the Board has, at various fora, restated its unwillingness to publish the names of its best-performing candidates, as it considers its UTME as only a ranking examination on account of the other parameters that would constitute what would later be considered the minimum admissible score for candidates seeking admission to tertiary institutions,” Oloyede noted.

A further breakdown of the number of candidates who sat for the examination showed that the females were more than males.

The JAMB registrar said 982,393 males representing 49.4 per cent enrolled for the 2024 UTME as against 1,007,275 females which is 50.6 per cent.

“It is evident that there is a significant improvement in the enrolment of females, with over one million girls registering for the examination", Oloyede stated 

“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 persons living with disabilities.”

“There is a 36.2% increase in the enrolment of PLWDs as compared to the last year,” the JAMB boss told the gathering.

The examination body urged candidates who wrote the examination, to said the checked their results by following some simple steps.

“Candidates are advised to use the phone numbers they used to register to text UTMERESULT to 55019/66019. There is no need to approach any CBT centre or cybercafΓ© to check results,” JAMB said.

“The following are the responses to be expected hence, a candidate with a result will receive the message: ‘Dear ‘Candidate X’, your result is as follows (and the details will be provided).’”

The examination which began on Friday the 19th of April ended on Monday the 29th of April. Out of the 1,989,668 registered candidates, 80, 810 were absent. A total of 1, 904, 189 sat the UTME within the six days of the examination.

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