In the last couple of weeks there have been serious grumbles among candidates after receiving their Unified Tertiary Matriculations Examinations (UTME) results for 2013. Their major complaint was that there were allegedly more failures than passes. But the statistics of the result announced by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Registrar, Prof. Dibu Ojerindeindicate differently.
Details of the result shows that 127, 017 candidates scored between 1-159, 103, 489 candidates scored between 160-169, 571,298 candidates scored between 170-199, 704,622 candidatesscored between 200-249, 33,115 candidates scored between 250-269, 628 candidates scored between 270-299 while 10 candidatesscored 300 and above.
But the big question is if 704,622 candidates which is the highest amongst the categories scored between 200-249 where 180 is usuallythe cut-off mark for most universities, where then is the mass failure?
Michelle Onu, a public servantsaid the candidates who are shouting that there was mass failure are those who did not make good scores. Click To Read Full details in dailytrust.com.ng
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