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With the new guidelines introduced by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), the admission process for entry into tertiary institutions in Nigeria has changed. The implication of the point-based system means:
- Candidates can no longer go directly to the institutions they applied to seeking admission; they have to get a provisional admission letter from JAMB first.
- Admission letter would be issued by JAMB based on points assigned to the O Level and UTME results
- For O Level, one sitting attracts 10 points, while two sittings, is assigned two points
- The better the O Level results, the more the points (e.g. ; A=6 marks, B=4 marks, C=3 marks)
- For UTME scores, candidates can get between 20 and 60 points (180-200=20-23 points; 200-250=24-33 points, 251-300=34-43 points, 300-400=44-60 points)
- Pont-based system for Direct Entry candidates still being developed
- Yes, candidates will still be screened by universities, polytechnics and colleges of education after getting a provisional admission letter from JAMB
- Yes, candidates will pay for the screening
- Cut-off marks to be stipulated by institutions for courses would be point-based
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