JAMB: Full Breakdown of UTME 2024 Results Emerge As Exam Ends

JAMB: Full Breakdown of UTME 2024 Results Emerge As Exam Ends

  • A total of 1,842,464 UTME results have been released so far by JAMB with 64,624 under investigation
  • 0.5% of UTME candidates scored 300 and above, a development that would worry education stakeholders
  • Legit.ng reports that the UTME 2024 which began on Friday, April 19, ended on Monday, April 29

Legit.ng journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 9 years of experience covering education in Nigeria and worldwide.

Garki, Abuja - Professor Is'haq Oloyede, the registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced the release of the 2024 Unified Tertiary and Matriculation Examination (UTME).

The outcome of the examination was announced at a press conference on Monday, April 29.

JAMB's UTME result 2024 is out
JAMB has released 2024 UTME results. Photo credits:Prof Is'haq O. Oloyede, @empror24
Source: UGC

The UTME 2024 which began on Friday, April 19, ended on Monday, April 29.

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Legit.ng gives a breakdown of how candidates performed at the just-concluded UTME.

  1. 1,842,464 results have been released so far with 64,624 under investigation.
  2. 4.2% scored 250 and above, a total of 77,070.
  3. 1,989,668 candidates registered and sat for the examination in 118 towns and over 700 centres across the country.
  4. 0.5% of candidates scored 300 and above, a total of 8,401.
  5. 49.4% of the candidates (982,393) were male.
  6. 50.6% of the candidates (1,007,275) were female.
  7. 76% scored 199 and below, a total of 1,402,490.
  8. 24% scored 200 and above, a total of 439,974.

JAMB's UTME exam

Annually, JAMB conducts an examination in Nigeria that determines whether a student will be admitted to a tertiary institution of learning or not.

The UTME is only valid for a year with a score range of 0–400. The subject combination varies based on a candidate's desired course of study, although English language is compulsory for all candidates.

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After the conduct of the year's examination, JAMB sits and deliberates on the cut-off mark for universities, polytechnics, colleges of education and monotechnics, often universities have the highest cut-off mark, while other institutions require lower marks.

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76% of candidates score below 200 in UTME

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that no fewer than 1,402,490 candidates scored less than 200 in the recently released 2024 UTME result.

The figure represents 76 per cent of the 1,842,464 candidates who sat for the tertiary entrance examination.

Source: Legit.ng

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Ridwan Adeola (Current Affairs Editor) Ridwan Adeola Yusuf is a Current Affairs Editor at Legit.ng and a certified journalist with over 9 years of experience. He edited Politics Nigeria's articles, was the Acting Editor of AllNews Nigeria and Fact-Checking Researcher (Africa Check). He received his HND in Mass Communication from The Polytechnic Ibadan. He received a Certificate of Achievement (Journalism Clinic’s Fix The Leak masterclass, 2021) and also completed Google News Initiative's Advance digital reporting curriculum. Contact him at ridwan.adeola@corp.legit.ng.

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