Post UTME 2015: Unilag Rejects Over 59,000 UTME Applicants

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Written by Glory Joseph

This is by far, the most turbulent time for all POST UTME students, most especially to all applicants who applied for admission into the University of Lagos (unilag)

LATEST information we’ve 59,000 candidates who applied for admission into the University of Lagos through the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has been rejected by the school management.

This was irrespective of the fact that majority of the students scored above the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board’s cut-off mark, which is 180 for all Nigerian Universities.

According to information which was released by the JAMB spokesman, Mr Fabian Benjamin who tried to promote this idea to the Nigeria public, disclosed that the Board has entered into an agreement with the school to post the rejected students to other schools in Lagos closest tertiary institution.


However, this did not go down well with most candidates and their parents, as protesting candidate claimed they are not aware of the JAMB posting to ‘other’ tertiary institution’s new policy.

Mr. Fabian who tried to promote this new jamb policy, said this and we quote him in the context below:

“Most people thinks admission is easy, which is not truth. Admission is not as easy as the way people sees it. We have Merit, Catchment and closeness to a state. Those are the criteria which the jamb board are following to arrive at that list which was sent to Unilag. It’s not about the cut off point, there are other considerations which we put in place”

He further explained that:

“The University of Lagos has just Nine Thousand (9000) admission capacity for the year 2015, and that this is the singular reason they are trying to push the some candidates to other universities.”

“We also sympathise with these candidates, but we wish to state categorically that the JAMB national cut off mark is just the minimum expectation that each candidate who really wants to be admitted into the university should have.

About the protesting of students and their parents about the unilag admission cut off marks, he has this to say about it:

“Nigerians should understand that all federal and state universities are at liberty to go higher than 180, depending on their peculiarities and the performance of candidates who chose their school as their preferred school of choice”

“For instance, if more than 10,000 candidates choose the University of Lagos (Unilag) as their first choice and scored 250 and above, it will be difficult for them to go lower than a cut off mark of 250, when they are to admit only about 9,000 candidates”

What do you think about this?

Is jamb right to send some students to other schools to write the post utme examination?
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Glory Joseph

A graduate of Medicine From Imsu, Current Nurse, Medical book reader, Nigeria tertiary institution news anchor. I virtually know all Varsities in Nigeria!

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