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JAMB: Difference And Similarities Between JAMB And University Cut Off Mark
It has been a while i posted here due to some reasons, i apologise my silence on this blog, apology accepted? Yeah, thanks.

Today topic me and you need to address is the cut off mark, since it is the trending thing in the educational news. According to JAMB news, cut off mark for all schools will be release on 21st August, 2017 but those that mean that if you pass above this JAMB cut off mark, you will be admitted, the answer to this question is what i want to address to Nigerian students participating in this year’s admission processes. This brings us to the topic of today: difference and similarities between JAMB and University cut off mark.

Yeah, both sounds familiar but they shouldn’t be taken for one another, JAMB cut off and University cut off marks are similar in some aspect and also different in some aspect as well. As a serious student, i don’t need to start telling you that cut off mark is the benchmark a student must attain before he or she is considered for admission.

Before I start to compare and contrast between the two, i will like to engage my readers to share what they understand by the word “cut off mark”. Use the comment box below to share your opinion.

POST OUTLINES

1. Difference between JAMB cut-off mark and University cut-off mark.

2. Similarities between JAMB cut-off mark and University cut-off mark.

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN JAMB CUT OFF MARK AND UNIVERSITY CUT OFF MARK

By the name, you should have known that the number one difference between the two is that JAMB cut off mark is set by JAMB body while University cut off mark is set by respective universities in Nigeria.
Another important thing for you to take note is that JAMB cut off mark does not guarantee your admission, your admission is guaranteed by the University cut off mark. What do I mean? You need illustration? Okay, let me illustrate my point;

Assuming Mr A got 210 in JAMB and 65% in screening, then JAMB cut off mark is set at 200 and University cut off mark is set at 70% which means that Mr A scaled through JAMB cut off mark but Mr A didn’t meet up with the University cut off mark, therefore Mr A is denied admission or sometimes might be given a lesser course to study.

From the illustration above, JAMB cut off mark only act as the gateway to qualify for the University screening or exam while University cut off mark act as the gateway to qualify for admission. You get my point? Yeah, let’s continue.

Also, JAMB cut off mark is specific on the University while the University cut off mark is specific on the courses which the school offer. I know you will be asking what do i mean, an illustration will be better to explain this better.

Let us use UNILAG as a case study, assuming JAMB set the cut off mark for UNILAG to be 200, it implies that all the student that choose UNILAG and score above 200 in JAMB are valid for the UNILAG screening. Also if UNILAG set the cut off mark for Law to be 70%, then all candidates that applied for law and scored above 70% will be valid for admission. For more understanding, see this;

JAMB cut off mark —>valid for university screening—>university cut off mark—>valid for admission.

The chain above have explained all i have been trying to explain.

SIMILARITIES BETWEEN JAMB AND UNIVERSITY CUT OFF MARK

There are no much similarities between both of them but the aim of both cut off marks is to select the best out of the candidates that applied for admission.

Don’t forget to do what i told you to do, I know you might have forgotten, but let me remind you, the task is told you to do is to give your own opinion on what you understand by “cut off mark”. Use the comment box to share your opinion and thoughts.

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