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Why Some Candidates May score high and still struggle for Admission – JAMB

Why Candidates may score high & Not Secure Admission- JAMB

In an interview with Arise Television on Monday, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, the spokesperson for the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), cautioned that despite high scores in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), some candidates might still face challenges securing admission.

Benjamin emphasized that admission hinges on the cutoff marks established by schools and specific departments, highlighting the importance of understanding the purpose behind the examination process.

He stressed that JAMB’s examination is not merely a pass-fail test but rather a selection exercise, where admission decisions are based on various factors beyond just test scores.

Benjamin illustrated this point by explaining that candidates scoring below 200 are not necessarily deemed to have failed the exam, as success depends on the objectives of the examination and the requirements of the chosen field of study.

He provided examples of candidates scoring 300 or above who might not secure admission, while others with lower scores could be admitted based on factors such as university ranking, program capacity, and subscription to specific courses.

Benjamin underscored the importance of considering the diverse factors influencing admission decisions, including the preferences of individual institutions and the nature of the academic program sought by applicants.

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