With the conclusion of the 2020 JAMB UTME, some candidates are counting their gains, while others are counting their losses. Whichever category you fall in, it is important to know that a high JAMB score is not an automatic ticket to higher institutions neither does a low JAMB score automatically disqualify you for admission.
We have seen candidates with high JAMB scores who failed to secure admission into any institution and had to retake JAMB and we have equally seen candidates with low JAMB Scores (Less than 200) who gained admission without having to wait for another JAMB.
So basically, a low or high JAMB score is not the ultimate determinant of who gains and who doesn’t gain admission.
So at this point, what we expect all 2020 JAMB candidates to do is to ask the following critical questions?
>> What was my school’s cut-off mark last year?
>> What was the cut-off mark for my intended course of study?
>> Do I need a change of course/institution? (Note: Change of course/institution has not commenced)
>> What’s the school’s Post-UTME Screening like?
>> How Can I prepare adequately for my school’s Post-UTME Screening?
The answers to these critical questions will help you know what next step to take towards successfully securing admission this year.
If going by your score, you stand a better chance of gaining admission in a polytechnic, by all means, go for it. Unless of course, you don’t mind patronizing JAMB next year.