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JAMB result: 8,401 score 300 in 2024 UTME

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‘No fewer than 1.94 million candidates registered and sat for the examination in 118 towns and over 700 centres across the country’

By Chidiebere Eze

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has released the 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) results, with 8,401 canditates scoring 300 and above.

JAMB’s Registrar, Ishaq Oloyede, announced the release of the UTME results at a press conference in Bwari, Abuja on April 29, 2024.

Oloyede said that no fewer than 1.94 million candidates registered and sat for the examination in 118 towns and over 700 centres across the country.

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

Out of the 1,989,668 registered candidates, 80, 810 were absent, he said.

 A ccording to him, a total of 1, 904, 189 sat the UTME within the six days of the examination.

“Out of the 1,842,464 released results, a paltry 0.4% scored above 300 while 24% scored 50% (200/400) and above,” the JAMB chief said.

He explained that 1,1,402,490, which is 76 per cent of the candidates, got below 200.

JAMB, however, re-echoed its resolve not to publish the name of the highest-scoring candidate.

“It is common knowledge that the Board has, at various fora, restated its unwillingness to publish the names of its best-performing candidates, as it considers its UTME as only a ranking examination on account of the other parameters that would constitute what would later be considered the minimum admissible score for candidates seeking admission to tertiary institutions,” Oloyede said.

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