According to official report, 1,589,175 Candidates will Write JAMB UTME CBT 2016.
The Registrar of JAMB has stated that a total of 1,589,175 candidates applied to write JAMB this 2016.
In his statement, He also confirmed that the exams are slated to begin on 27th Feb, 2016 and would last for a total of 14 days.
The 2016 UTME, JAMB marks the second year after the commencement of full-blown Computer Based Test
The Examguru Team learnt that the seven foreign countries, where the examination will take place are Ghana, Cameroon, Republic of Benin, London, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and Ethiopia.
The Registrar and Chief Executive of JAMB, Prof. ‘Dibu Ojerinde at a press briefing on Thursday in Abuja, however, said applications for 2015 UTME showed a slight decrease of 156,695 candidates, when compared with that of 2014 when 1,632,172 candidates applied for the examination.
He also said that the minimum cut-off to certify entry into any institution is 180 Marks, but any institution is allowed to raise their entry cut-off based on their internal requirements such as course or number of applicants. This was reached and agreed in a meeting in which the Minister of Education Chaired.
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Simply put, anybody who scores lower than 180 can not gain admission into any institution in Nigeria.