JAMB: Statistics on The Released UTME Results

According to the Registrar of JAMB, Prof Dibu Ojerinde while announcing the release of the
2014 UTME results at JAMB headquarters, a total of 990,179 candidates applied for PPT
while 25,325 candidates applied for DBT which amounts to 1,015,504 applicants”.
Out of this, 36,164 were recorded as invalid results and 37,315 are for applicants who were
absent on the exam date. 2,494 results were withheld due to various examination
Ojerinde revealed that in PPT, 275,282 candidates scored below 150, 122,157 scored
150-159; 115,456 scored 160-169, 315,401 candidates scored 170-199 while 108,488
candidates scored 200-249.
In DBT, 2,471 candidates scored below 150, 2,830 scored 150-159, 3,808 scored 160-169;
6,678 candidates also scored between 170-199 while 1,309 candidates scored 200-249.
Applicants who chose universities as their first choices are 995,901 in number while those
who chose Polytechnics as their first choices are 13,761 applicants; Colleges of Education
and Innovative Enterprise Institute have 20,558 and 32 applicants respectively who chose
them as first choices.
Eight centres in Abia, Rivers, Ebonyi and Imo States have been indicted by the board for
extorting from N500 – N1, 000 from the applicants. The board’s helmsman pledged that the
culprits will be dealt with.
He however, said that this year’s UTME is one of the best the board has ever conducted.

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Write by: Dj Donk - Thursday, April 17, 2014

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