Due unusually low marks of many candidates in the 2021 Unified Tertiary Institutions Matriculation Examination (UTME), some institutions have reduced their admission cut off marks. A number of federal universities are now going to admit candidates that scored less than 200 in 2021 UTME. In this article, I am concerned with the South East universities that have cut off mark of 170 or less.
Candidates who scored below 100 in the 2021 Unified Tertiary Institutions Matriculation Examination (UTME) should not give up their hope of gaining admission into a public higher institution yet. There are some colleges of education that may admit such candidates this year. Some institutions may admit you irrespective of your UTME score provided you took part in the examination.
The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (Jamb) is set to meet with the Head of tertiary institutions today at a policy meeting, to decide on the minimum cut-off mark for the 2021/2022 admission exercise. It was reported that many candidates who sat for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) this year, failed woefully.
Due to the widespread low scores in the 2021 Unified Tertiary Institutions Matriculation Examination (UTME), admission cut off marks of several institutions are expectedly low. For example, there are federal polytechnics that have advertised cut off marks of 120 for 2021/22 admission. Let us take a cursory look at some of these polytechnics.
If you scored above 100 in the 2021 Unified Tertiary Institutions Matriculation Examination (UTME), you can still gain admission into a federal institution. There are some federal specialized institutions that admit candidates that scored above JAMB minimum cut off mark. These little-known institutions award National Diploma (ND) so candidates that graduate from the schools are equal in ranks to any polytechnic graduate.
Many candidates usually choose competitive institutions while apply for Unified Tertiary Institutions Matriculation Examination (UTME). The case was the same this year too. As a result of low scores in the main examinations, several candidates need to change their first choice institution or course. This year (2021) the UTME data correction (as JAMB calls it) cannot be readily done by the candidates.
According to a report in the weekly bulletin of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) published on Monday, October 25, 2021, the board is taking a hardline position against admission it tagged as regular. According to the bulletin, any admission not routed through JAMB is illegal.
Following low scores of by many candidates in the 2021 Unified Tertiary Institution Matriculation Examination (UTME), several candidates are beginning to make for change of institutions. However, the link for change of course for the 2021 UTME is not yet available on the EFACILITY portal of the Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB).
Due to the low scores of candidates in the 2021 Unified Tertiary Institutions Matriculation Examination (UTME) many institutions in the South-South region of Nigeria have are set to admit candidates that score less than 200. Three of these universities have advertised admission cut off mark of 160.
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Candidates had low scores in the 2021 Unified Tertiary Institutions Matriculation Examination (UTME) should not give up just yet. There are still opportunities for higher institution admission without JAMB/UTME. For the science students that love the medical discipline, admissions are open into schools of health and schools of nursing.
Candidates that have low scores in the Unified Tertiary Institutions Matriculation Examination (UTME) often find it difficult to choose between a polytechnic or college of education. This article seeks to guide students to make a good choice between the two. It should be noted that colleges of education award the Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE) while polytechnics award National Diploma (ND).
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