The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Wed said 1, 178, 665 of the 1, 840, 225 individuals that had written this year’s UTME got above 100 marks.
Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, Registrar, JAMB, revealed this when members of the Presidential Advisory Panel Against Corruption (PACAC) led by its Chairman, Prof. Itse Sagay, visited the board’s headquarters in Abuja.
The Registrar said about 1, 840, 220 individuals who wrote the examination, only 800, 500 had the five credit ordinary level (O’ level) minimum requirements.
He further says “There are 767 tertiary higher institutions in Nigeria and about 560, 168 individuals have been admitted. Regarding 20 percent of the prospects are in SS2, they only took JAMB for trials. ”
The JAMB registrar said the support of parents in examination malpractices remained a major challenge for the Board. According to him, most parents have ensured their children pass the examination at all cost. He expressed his distaste how parents paid huge amount of money into fraudulent account in order to pave way for their wards.