JAMB’s New National Screening Model To Replace Post-UTME Examination

Students Taking the New JAMB CBT(PHOTO: AskNaij)

Students Taking the New JAMB CBT(PHOTO: AskNaij)

Joint Admission and Matriculation Board(JAMB) met representatives of Universities, Polythecnics and Colleges of Education, to reveal the new criteria for admission into tertiary institutions in Nigeria. In essence, creating a more national screening models for all schools.

Guideline 1(A): Public Schools Admission Course Ratio

Federal Universities
Ratio: 60/ 40 (SCIENCES Courses / ARTS Courses)
A. CONVENTIONAL INSTITUTIONS
(Universities and Colleges of Education)
Sciences (60) : Arts/Social Sciences (40)
B. SPECIALIZED UNIVERSITIES(Technology, Agriculture, etc)
Sciences (100%)
C. POLYTECHNICS/COLLEGES OF TECHNOLOGY
Science Related Courses(70) : Arts Related Courses(30)

Guideline 1(B): Admission Entry-Mode Quota

UTME/DIRECT ENTRY: 9 : 1
That is:
– 90% for UTME
– 10% for DE
However, if the 10% for DE is not utilized, it may be added to the UTME quota.

Guideline 2(A): Private Schools Admission Course Ratio

Private Universities:
Ratio: 60 / 40 (SCIENCES Courses/ ARTS Courses)
A. CONVENTIONAL INSTITUTIONS(Universities and Colleges of Education)
Sciences (60) : Arts/Social Sciences (40)
B. SPECIALIZED UNIVERSITIES
– Sciences, Technology, Agriculture, etc (Not less than 80%)
– Others (Not more than 20%)
C. POLYTECHNICS, COLLEGES OF TECHNOLOGY, etc
– Science/Technology Related (70) : Arts Related (30)

Guideline 2(B): Admission Entry-Mode Quota

UTME/DIRECT ENTRY RATIO: 9 : 1
That is:
– 90% for UTME
– 10% for DE
ISSUES TO NOTE
– The list of candidates that have scored above the minimum cut-off mark, and are NOT admitted may be forwarded to other institutions that need them for consideration. Especially their Second (2nd) Choice institutions of preferences.

The rules:
1. Screening of candidates shall be for those offered Provisional Admissions only.
2. No written examination to be conducted.
3. Verification of Course Requirements (O levels or A levels).
4. Verification of valid JAMB results by checking
i.Online Result Slip
ii.Printout
iii.Provisional Admission Letter
iv.Photo Album
v.Check list
vi.Biometrics
vii. Before a candidate can seat be considered for screening, he/she must have been given provisional admission by Jamb.
viii. Institutions are free to source from other Course(s) to compensate for SHORTFALL in any of the criteria.

Guideline 3: The Point System
This is the most important part of the new process. The points are evenly spread out between your O’level and Jamb results to provide a level playing field for all. In the first case, any candidate who submits only one result which contains his/her relevant subjects already has 10 Points, the exam could be NECO, WAEC, GCE etc, but any candidate who has 2 sittings only gets 3 Points. So this means that aspirants with only one result are at an advantage but only just.

The next point grades fall into the O’level grades. Each grades has it’s equivalent point, A=6 marks, B=4 marks, C=3 marks, so the better your grades the better your chances.
The next point is the UTME scores. Each score range has its equivalent point which can be summarized thus, 180-200=20-23 marks, 200-250=24-33 points, 251-300=34-43, 300-400=44-60 points. Each categories contains 5 Jamb results per point added, for example a candidate with 180-185 gets 20points, a candidate with 186-190 gets 21 points etc.

Points system for Direct Entry is yet to be released.
– Schools might still charge screening fees, this depends on the school.
– Catchment and ELDS will still be used!

ILLUSTRATED Point System

OFFICIAL JAMB GRADING SYSTEM FOR 2016/2017 ADMISSION
JAMB SCORE GRADE POINTS
180 – 185 ————————20 points
186 – 190————————21points
191 -195————————-22points
196 – 200———————–23points
201 – 205———————–24points
206 – 210———————–25 points
211 – 215———————–26 points
216 -220————————27 points
221 -225————————28 points
226 -230————————29 points
231 -235————————30 points
236 – 240———————–31 points
241 – 245———————–32 points
246 -250————————33 points
251 -300———————– (34- 43points)
300 -400———————–(44 – 60 points)

WAEC / NECO O’LEVEL GRADE POINTS
1. Single sitting——————- 10 points
2. Combined Results————- 2 points
A1——————————6 points
B2 and B3———————4 points
C4 – C6————————3 points

For example
If Kenayo O Micheal scored 205 in UTME = 24 points
Applied for Political Science

He presents only one WAEC result= 10 Points
He has 5 credits in the necessary subjects (3 x 5) =15 Points
His total points =49 points.
He will now await the school to release the cut off Point for his course before admission can be guaranteed.

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    Aisha 5 years

    This is nice.

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