Candidates and Parents Criticises Low JAMB Scores as JAMB releases results

I personally heard the gist that the 2021 JAMB result of candidates was poor, I thought it was the usual rumor we hear every year. But while checking the scores of those who asked us, I discovered that numerous candidates scored extremely low.

Due to the low scores of candidates, there have been various cries and reactions over the recently released results of the ongoing Unified Tertiary Matriculations Examination (UTME) conducted by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).

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Candidates and parents affected by this have spoken in different interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), expressing their resentment.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recollects that the board on Friday, June 25th, released the first batch of results of candidates who sat for the UTME between Saturday, 19th of June, and Tuesday, June 22nd.

There were mixed opinions with the released results, because some candidates expressed satisfaction with their scores, while others expressed bitter disappointment in the results.

A 2021 UTME candidate named Oluwakemi Moses said that she aspired to study medicine, but scored 167, a score she explained, was not only too low but also below her first attempt at the examination last year (2020).

Oluwakemi said and I quote:

I wrote UTME last year and scored 198; it was a bit low for my required course (medicine) and that was why I sat for it again this year so that I can make at least 200 or more because I intend to apply for Medicine.

However, this year just frustrated me more. I scored 167 and have not stopped crying since I checked my result. I’m crying not because I failed but because I know how much I have prepared for the exams.

The reason I’m crying is that I didn’t even find the examination tough and the questions were not difficult.”

Andrew Bassey, another JAMB candidate who participated in this year’s exercise, disclosed that he was traumatized after seeing his result on Saturday, disclosing that not only did he encounter difficulty when registering for the examination, but also got a low score after all the troubles.

Mr. Bassey said that his score would not provide him the possibility of going for his dream course in his dream school, and that going through the same process of registering and sitting for the JAMB examination next year is difficult.

Mr. Badmus Owolabi, a father of two candidates sitting for the 2021 UTME, disclosed that it was important for the examination body to recheck this, noting that the results were unfavorable for the candidates.

He said and I quote below:

I have been an ardent follower of this JAMB thing this year because I have two candidates from my house and it is no coincidence that both of them had low marks.

One thing I can assure you is that they are both intellectually sound. These children attended extra lessons, which I personally supervised. Yet, they came out with such low marks.

As far as I’m concerned, this is not their original result, but what JAMB chose to give them.”

Mr. Owolabi in his speech, pressed the board to consider both parents and candidates’ plight in its process of examination while adding that the entire process this year was a bit too tedious for candidates due to the NIN requirements and others.

Another woman, Mrs. Grace Moses, disclosed that the board should at least, review the results already released as candidates had already encountered too many difficulties and obstacles throughout this year’s process.

She said and I quote below:

From the registration of the 2021 JAMB to the point of candidates checking their results, this year’s examination have been full of hitches.

The best they can do is to ensure most candidates score high and also gain admission into their various choice institutions. Enough of the stress.”

Despite the complaints, Millicent Andrew, also a 2021 UTME candidate who sat for the examination and has checked her result, disclosed that she scored 187 and was happy with the score because she was sure to make the cut-off mark when decided by the board later this year.

The board made it public that they registered over 1.3 million candidates for the examination that commenced on Saturday, 19th of June, and will be ending on July 3 in over 650 accredited Computer Based Test (CBT) centers in the 36 states of Nigeria.

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