2024 UTME: Over Three-Quarters of 1.8M Candidates Score Below 200

Students writing UTME
Students writing UTMEgoogle

Out of the 1,842,464 candidates whose 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination results were released by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board on Monday, seventy-seven per cent scored less than 200.

Professor Ishaq Oloyede, the Board’s Registrar, highlighted that among the 1,842,464 candidates released, 8,401 scored 300 and above; 77,070 scored 250 and above; 439,974 scored 200 and above; and 1,402,490 scored below 200.

During its policy meeting at a later date, the Board is expected to announce the minimum benchmark for the 2024/2025 academic session admissions.

Over the years, the benchmark for admissions to universities has stayed around 180 to 200.

Oloyede also outlined the new procedure for admission acceptance, stating that candidates can either text ACCEPT/REJECT to 55019/66019 on their dedicated phone line, or use their fingerprint (biometric) to accept or reject any admission offer (including program changes) at an accredited CBT center or any JAMB Office.

He observed that the above newly-developed methods for accepting or rejecting admissions are focused on safeguarding the candidates' information and preserving the integrity of the admission process.

“With this new method, the candidates’ registered phone (SIM) is now more important than ever as it is now required to perform even more sensitive operations. We are in discussions with NCC on dedicated student’s SIM with restricted services," He stated.

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