What’s My Admission
Screening Score & Chances of
Over the past few weeks many JAMB candidates have asked
us these questions endlessly.
Others have been all over the internet in search of how to
determine their admission screening scores and ultimately
know their chances of securing admission this year.
Well, that is not really a wrong thing to do. But the thing is that
no one really knows the standard that will be used by schools
to screen candidates.
It is true that JAMB disclosed last year that candidates
admission screening scores will be determine by the UTME
score and O’level grades of the candidates through the POINT
GRADE SYSTEM, However, many schools employed point
grade systems different from the one stipulated by JAMB.
For instance, in last year’s admission screening exercise of
Lagos State University (LASU), A1 in any of your O’level
Subjects is equivalent to 10 points while the same A1 in
University of Ibadan (UI) last year was equivalent to 6 points.
This may have been due to the differences in JAMB cut-off
mark in these schools or for some other reasons not known to
So there is every possibility that schools will still use different
standards this year unless some thing is done about it.
Now apart from this, there are other factors and policies that
influence and ultimately determine who gets admission and
who does not at the end of the day.
I made a detailed post on that last year. You
Can read up.
So do not think that your “perceived” admission screening
score automatically qualifies you for admission in your school
This is not to discourage you but to ensure you are well
informed and more importantly help you decide whether or not
you still need a change of course or institution when JAMB
enables the portal again. After all, if we do not keep you
informed, who will?