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OPINION:3 Things I Noticed About JAMB Result & Why I Feel The Students Aren't The Cause Of Low Score

The just concluded Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) Computer Based Test (CBT) has made a lot of people to question the state of Education in Nigeria following the poor performance recorded this year.

Despite the fact that the examination board is yet to release the complete breakdown of the result so as to know the percentage of those that scored below 200 and those that scored above 200, we all know that the performance is poor judging from the scores we have seen and heard so far.

After the release of JAMB result, I decided to pay close attention the complains of the students wrote the examination but scored low and I came up with three (3) things I noticed about the result and why I feel that the students should not receive all the blame, because the truth is that most of them prepared well for the examination, only for them to be disappointed with their score.

Below Are The Three (3) Things I Noticed About JAMB Results:

1. A Drastic Reduction In JAMB Score Of Some Candidates Who Wrote The Same Exam Last Year

There are some of students who wrote JAMB last year and scored 200, 210 or even 220, but were not given admission probably because the JAMB score was not enough for the course they applied for last year. These students had no choice but to get a JAMB form this year so that they can score higher, but unfortunately, some of them scored below 200.

When I saw this kind of complain online, the question I asked myself was: "Did these students prepared in a retrogressive manner?". The fact that these students tried last year is a more reason for them to have scored higher this year because they have experienced the CBT examination and also had time to prepare.

I have heard of cases of some students who scored above 200 last year but scored less than 200 this year, and I feel that if a student tried in an exam and the same student is given more time to prepare, he/she will definitely do better.

2. Students Complained About Not Seeing The Complete 180 Questions And How It Affected Their Result

A student of mine who wrote JAMB CBT examination on Monday, 21st of June complained that the questions that displayed on the screen of his computer were not up to 180. It should be noted that JAMB sets randomly 60 questions from English Language, and 40 questions each for the remaining subjects depending on your combination.

Some students who were supposed to see 180 questions saw only 160 and they had no choice but to answer those one. The sad thing is that this incomplete question which was experienced by most JAMB students affected their result as most of them did not score up to 200.

3. The Percentage Of Students Who Scored Below 200 May Be Higher Than Previous Years

According to the statistics released by JAMB last year, the number of students (expressed in percentage) who scored 200 and above was 31.97%. With the poor performance, one would expect this percentage to be far less than 30%.

There are 60 questions in English Language, 40 questions each in the other three subjects; imagine a student answered 30 English questions correctly, and 20 each for the remaining three subjects, that is a total of 90 and when you divide it by 180 and multiply by 400, you get 200.

The low performance could be as a result of some faulty JAMB accredited CBT centers where most of the systems don't work well and even when they are working, they are slow and often affected by network, which will in turn affect the candidate who used such a system.

These are the things I noticed about JAMB result. Did you experience opinion number 2 when you were writing your CBT examination? If yes, please tell us more about such experience.

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