Last updated on September 20th, 2020 at 08:46 pm | This article was published at an earlier date and has been updated with new information.
JAMB New Mode/Qualification 2016/2017 Into All Tertiary Institutions
The exam body said it has adopted what it termed the point system option after an extensive one-week meeting JAMB had with universities and other tertiary institutionsâ€™ administrators in the country.
While explaining how the admission process would work for Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination candidates and direct entry students, the organisation stated that universities were going to charge fees for screening of candidates at the end of the process for admission.
According to JAMB, â€œthe new method (JAMB New Mode/Qualification 2016/2017) uses a point system to offer provisional admission to candidates.â€
â€œBefore a candidate can be considered for screening, he/she must have been offered a provisional admission by JAMB. The JAMB admission checker portal is going to be opened soon for this process, so praying is all you can do now,â€ JAMB said.
The statement said, â€œJAMBâ€™s provisional admission no longer makes much sense this year, your points tally will decide your faith. The points are evenly spread out between your Oâ€™ Level and JAMB results to provide a level-playing field for all.
â€œIn the first case, any candidate who submits only one result which contains his/her relevant subjects already has 10 points. The exam could be NECO, WASSCE, November/December WASSCE etc, but any candidate who has two sittings only gets 2 points. So this means that candidates with only one result are at an advantage but only just.â€
The organisation added that the â€œnext point grades fell into the Oâ€™ Level grades where each grade would have it equivalent point; A=6 marks, B=4 marks, C=3 marks, so the better the candidatesâ€™ grades, the better his or her chances of securing admission this year.
â€œThe next point is the UTME scores where each score range has its equivalent point which can be summarised thus,
251-300=34-43, 300-400=44-60 points,â€ JAMB explained.
Giving a breakdown, JAMB explained that each category would contain five JAMB results per point added.
For example a candidate with 180-185 gets 20 points, while a candidate with 186-190 gets 21 points.
JAMB added that the point system for direct entryÂ JAMB New Mode/Qualification 2016/2017 would be released soon.
JAMB stated that fees would still be charged for screening which would replace the Post UTME test.
JAMB also emphasised that catchment and educationally less-developed state would still be used for admission into the nationâ€™s tertiary institutions.AlsoÂ Read Jamb has begin posting of Qualified Candidates on their website kindly check yours.
JAMB said, â€œMerit contains 45 per cent of the total candidates for a particular course, Catchment contains 35 per cent and ELDS and staff lists contains the rest. Cut off marks will be released by the institutions this year in the form of points and not marks.
â€œIf a school declares its cut off mark for Medicine as 90 points and JAMB grants a candidate with 250 a provisional admission but his/her total points falls short of the 90 points, then he/she will lose the admission. So the provisional admission is just a means to an end, not the end in itself.â€
Tentative points summary for JAMB New Mode/Qualification 2016/2017:
SSCE/WASSCE/NECO – 10 Points (1 sitting)
NECO Result Analysis:
8 credits x 3 points = 24 points
1 B x 4 points = 4 points
TOTAL = 28 points.
(JAMB New Mode/Qualification 2016/2017) JAMBâ€™s score 210 – (200-250 : 24-33 points) picking minimum – 24 points.
NECO ……………………….. 10 points (1 sitting)
NECO Analysis ……….. 28 points
JAMB ……………………….. 24 points (minimum)
TOTAL ……………………… 62 points.
Therefor, one can even calculate the points by oneself now. That’s good.
JAMB is seriously pursuing Merit as in:-
1. One Sitting
2. Good O’Level Grades
3. Good JAMB Mark
Promotion of good grades is what we see in this new guidelines.
Best of luck to all candidates
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