Do you know that you can score high in Jamb and still fail to gain admission? Continue reading for possible reasons and what you should do right now.
I hear candidates say, “I scored above the Jamb cut-off mark for my school, therefore, my admission is sure”. This is actually a complete fallacy.
The fact that you scored above the Jamb general cut-off mark for your school doesn’t mean that you must be offered admission.
It is one thing to score above the general cut-off mark while it is another ball game to actually get a score that will launch you into your course of choice. This particular score is what matters and makes your admission sure.
Jamb releases an official cut-off mark each year. This cut-off mark only qualifies you to be screened/sit for post-utme. After that, you can either be admitted to study your desired course or a related one. In some cases, you will not be admitted at all.
For example, if the Jamb cut-off mark for Unilag is 200, it doesn’t mean that you will be admitted to study Medicine with a score of 230.
The scores for each course and faculties vary and are always above the cut-off marks. This score varies based on how competitive a course is. This is why Medicine usually has higher Jamb/Post utme cut-off marks than Agricultural science.
Now, post-utme is good news to those who didn’t score extremely high in Jamb. If you are able to score above your departmental cut off mark in post-utme, your admission is sure.
Now, you may be wondering, how do I know if my score will make me gain admission into my desired school and institution? I have three articles that will guide you on that and as well teach you what to do when you score low in Jamb. See them below:
- Introduction of post utme as a good news
- How Jamb cut off works for different schools in Nigeria.
- Jamb score that guarantees your admission.
- Jamb change of course and institution form.
Hope you find this article helpful. Don’t fail to share with friends. I wish you the very best.