The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced the release of the results of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) conducted last week.
Registrar/Chief Executive of JAMB, Prof. Dibu Ojerinde, stated that 47 applicants scored above 250 in the examination. Breaking down the performance, he said 24 students scored above 250 in the Paper Pencil Test (PPT) whilst 23 candidates scored above 250 in the Dual Based Test (DBT).
“In DBT, 2,471 candidates scored below 150, 2,830 scored 150-159, 3,808 scored 160-169; 6,678 candidates also scored between 170-199 while 1,309 candidates scored 200-249.
“A total of 990,179 candidates applied for PPT while 25,325 candidates applied for DBT which amounts to 1,015,504 applicants”.
“995,901 candidates choose universities as their first choice of institution, 13, 761 candidates choose polytechnics as first choice; 20, 558 opted for colleges of education while 32 candidates choose innovative enterprise institute as their first choice.”
He added, “In this year’s exercise the Board experienced a remarkable decrease in the number of applicants that registered for the PPT.
“This reduction in number is attributed to the growing confidence of candidates in the Computer Based Test (CBT), which definitely will be full blown by 2015.
“Please take note, the 2014 CBT exercise will take place from Saturday, 17th May, 2014 to Saturday, 31st May, 2014″, he said.