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  • Bolaji
    August 1, 2011 Dear All: Happy New Month, everyone! I hereby provide more information that will be of use to those studying the situation in the tertiary
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      August 1, 2011

       

      Dear All:

      Happy New Month, everyone!
       
      I hereby provide more information that will be  of use to those studying the situation in the tertiary education sector in Nigeria, as well as those advising their wards about how best to get into university in Nigeria, and what their chances are of getting into any particular university and/or field of study.  This can be done by looking closely at the carrying capacities of each course and university in the tables that I display below, and the prior year (2010/2011) admissions.
       
      In summary:
       
      1.  Total Number of Applicants.............................. 1,493,610
      1.  The carrying capacities of:
               - universities, roughly 225,000
               - polytechnics, roughly 60,000
               - colleges of education, roughly 16,000
       
      2.  There is roughly:
       
              - 1 in 7 chance of getting into any tertiary institution at all;
              - 1 in 20 chance being admitted into medicine and less than 1 in 10 in Law
              - 2 out of 3 applicants get admitted into Education and 2 out of 5 into Agriculture
              - about 7 out of 100 applicants into the University of Lagos will get admitted.
              - and so on....
       
      Best wishes all - there you have it.
       
       
       
      Bolaji Aluko
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
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      dateSat, Jul 30, 2011 at 9:52 AM
      subjectSTAR INFORMATION: JAMB/UTME 2011 - FG Pegs Varsity (at 180), Poly/COE (at 160) Cut-off Marks
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      July 30, 2011
       

      Dear All:

      In a meeting of all VCs, Rectors, and Registrars of all Nigerian tertiary institutions that I attended two days ago, the following major agreements were reached (among others):

      1.  that the cut-off (minimum) UTME exam mark for admission into Universities be set at 180;

      2.  that the cut-off minimum score be set at 160 for Polytechnics and Colleges of Education.
       

      As part of his very comprehensive and data-packed Power-Point presentation, the JAMB Registrar Prof. Dibu Ojerinde  gave the following pieces of information on a state-by-state basis, which I have captured in JPEG format below.:
       

      Summary:

      1.  Total Number of Applicants.............................. 1,493,610
           Total Number of Scripts Processed for Results:..1,422,002

      2.  Top Ten States No of Applicants: Imo, Delta, Anambra, Osun, Edo, Ogun, Oyo, Enugu, Akwa Ibom, Ondo
                              Lowest Ten States: Taraba, Gombe, Borno, Jigawa, Bauchi, Kebbi, Yobe, Sokoto, Zamfara, FCT

      3.  Top Ten Most Popular Universities to which Applications were made:  Unilag, ABU, UNN, NAU/Awka, UniBen, OAU, Uniport, UniLorin, UI, BUK

      4.  Total Number of Applicants:  (i)  Scoring 200 and above - 585,067
                                                    (ii)  Scoring 190 and above - 774,212
                                                   (iii)   Scoring 180 and above - 1,007,432
                                                    (iv)   Scoring 170 and above - 1,224,333
                                                    (v)   Scoring 160 and above -   1,335,477

      5.  Ten States with No of Applicants Scoring Greater than 200: 
                                                    (i)  Absolute-number-of-applicants-wise: Imo, Anambra, Delta, Ogun, Osun, Oyo, Ondo, Enugu, Akwa-Ibom, Abia
                                                   (ii)  Percentage-of-applicants-wise: Lagos, Ogun, (Foreign Students), Kwara, Osun, Ekiti, Anambra, Rivers, Abia, Imo, Akwa-Ibom
       
       

      APPLICATIONS STATISTICS
       
       
       

      PERFORMANCE STATISTICS
       
       

      Best wishes all.
       
       

      Bolaji Aluko
       
       

      THIS DAY

      FG Pegs Varsity, Poly Cut-off Marks
      30 Jul 2011By Bukola Olatunji
      The federal government has pegged the cut-off marks in the 2011 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) for admissions into universities, as well as polytechnics and colleges of education at 180 and 160 marks respectively.
      The decision was taken at Friday's Combined Policy Committee meeting convened by the Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) in Abuja.  The meeting was attended by federal, state and private universities, polytechnics and colleges of education.
      JAMB Registrar, Prof. Dibu Ojerinde, who presented a statistical report on last year's admissions and this year's UTME applications and results, said only 585, 067 or 9.21 percent of the candidates, who wrote the examination, scored 200 marks and above, while 1, 007, 432 scored 180 marks and above.
      Minister of Education, Prof. Ruqayyatu  Rufai charged all institutions to abide by the admission guidelines without fear or favour, saying, " you must apply faithfully, such paradigms as the criteria of merit, catchment areas, educationally less developed states and the 60:40 Science/Arts ratio as well as 70:30 Technology/Non-technology programmes.
      "Leaders and managers of education affairs and government at various levels must begin to adopt and institute international best practices and principle of fair play," she said.

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      JAMB sets 180 as cut-off point for 2011 admission – 234Next
      After a long deliberation at a combined policy meeting of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), held on Thursday in Abuja at the auditorium of the National Universities Commission, education leaders agreed on a cut-off benchmark for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) held nation-wide on June 18th, 2011.
      For the universities, a cut-off point of 180 was decided, while 160 is for those going to the Polytechnics and Colleges of Education.
      Ruqayyatu Ahmed Rufa'i, minister of Education, therefore issued a strong warning to university authorities that it would no longer tolerate what it described as random admissions as well as late submission of list of admitted candidates into the universities.
      The minister, who spoke while declaring the meeting open, lamented the hitches this brought during the 2010 admission process and appealed to all institutions to adhere to admission guidelines so as to maintain a sustainable and healthy academic calendar.
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