While we wait for JAMB to officially announce the 2017 cut-off
mark, many candidates are hoping that what ever it is going to
be at the end of the day should be one that favours them.
A candidate that participated in the 2017 JAMB UTME has
suggested that JAMB should decide the 2017 official cut off
mark as follows;
Universities – 250
Polytechnics – 200
According to him, the reason is that often times many
candidates just put in a little effort to reach the 180 mark and
then count on “long leg” or “connection” to help them gain
admission while candidates that studied quite hard to score
200 and above end up not getting admission even when they
have merited such.
Well, that’s his opinion. But what this candidate did not put
into consideration is that there are candidates that got 200
and above through malpractice and there are others that got
180 by merit.
He also did not consider other factors that influence who gets
admission and who doesn’t regardless of the JAMB score.
So while we cannot deny the role “connection” or “long leg”
plays in admission process in Nigeria, this is certainly not the
way to get around it. What do you think?
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