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Breaking: Mass Failure In 2021 UTME

The 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, conducted by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, recorded poor performance by the candidates, as only 168, 613 scored above 200 out of the available 400 marks.

A perusal of the document issued by the Board after its Policy Meeting in Abuja early in the week, a copy of which was made available to Vanguard on Thursday, showed that the performance was a far cry from the 404, 740 that scored over 200 out of the 1.9 million that sat for the examination in 2020.

In 2020, a total of 2.11 million applicants sought admission into tertiary institutions in Nigeria, with over 300,000 direct entry applicants who needed not to write UTME.

The 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, conducted by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, recorded poor performance by the candidates, as only 168, 613 scored above 200 out of the available 400 marks.
A perusal of the document issued by the Board after its Policy Meeting in Abuja early in the week, a copy of which was made available to Vanguard on Thursday, showed that the performance was a far cry from the 404, 740 that scored over 200 out of the 1.9 million that sat for the examination in 2020.
In 2020, a total of 2.11 million applicants sought admission into tertiary institutions in Nigeria, with over 300,000 direct entry applicants who needed not to write UTME.
This year, 1, 428,208 applied and over 300,000 were also direct entry candidates.
The breakdown of the performance of candidates in 2021, as given by JAMB, showed that 168, 613 scored 200 marks and above, 64,323 scored 190-199, and 90, 688 scored between 180 and 189 marks

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