The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede has revealed dates for the 2018 Post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) tests.
He disclosed this at the Policy Meeting held at Gbongan, Osun State, which was attended by all vice-chancellors of universities, rectors of polytechnics and provosts of colleges of education.
He noted that “The leaders of the institutions agreed that the First Choice Admission Exercise would be conducted from July 2, 2018 to October 16, 2018; while the Second Choice Admission Exercise would be conducted from October 17, 2018, to December 17, 2018.”
Meanwhile, only 25 percent of candidates who sat for the 2018 Joint Admissions and Matriculation ( JAMB), scored above 200.
The Registrar of the Board, Prof Ishaq Oloyede, revealed on Tuesday at the newly inaugurated Bola Babalakin Auditorium in Gbongan, Osun State, where they held a Policy Meeting held
He said that 1,603,181 sat for the exam and it was only 414,696 candidates, that scored below 200, while 558, 673 candidates scored above 190; 739,490 above 180 and 956, 937 above 170 marks.
But in 2017, 27 percent of those who sat for the exam got above 200. Out of the 1, 606, 374 candidates, 465,025 scored above 200.