Prospective students and parents organised a protest yesterday at the University of Lagos when they found out that their wards were deemed “ineligible” to sit for the Unilag Post UTME exercise.
This new development was particularly shocking considering the fact that JAMB had pegged the cut off marks for Universities at 180. However, recent news making the rounds confirm that this development is not peculiar to Unilag and that the institution has JAMB’s approval to “shift” candidates who didn’t score up to 250 to private Universities.
This is a widely circulated theory which has gained credence. This is an excerpt from a Nairalander’s report;
“According to news reaching us from inside reports, Jamb has suddenly come up with a new eligibility regulation whereby students that scored 200marks & above in 5 Nig top universities are being posted to other universities (mostly private universities). The affected universities include Unilag, OAU, Unilorin, Uniben and a yet to be confirmed institution.
Though the Federal Government set the new Jamb score at 180, unfortunately, applicants to these affected universites who scored 200 and above may not write the post utme exam not to talk if being admitted.
According to highly reliable sources, Jamb has shortlisted 9,937students (out of over 30,000 applicants) for Unilag PostUtme & 18,324 students Unilorin by using different cut off marks like 220,240,250& 255 for diferent courses & catchment area. This is a very illegal move which MUST be fought against.
So for those who opt for these universities in their utme, hurriedly go to your school portal to see things for yourself. A friend of mine just checked hers and discovered she has been changed to an unknown institution. This is no longer a rumour. Thousands of students who passed their UTME examination & applied for these universities will be denied admission. This is a move against the poor who cannot afford expensive private universities. How can someone opt for his/her preferred choice then you deny him the chance to write the exam? Non~indigenes are the most at risk. This is illegal. SAY NO TO CORRUPTION! SAVE NIGERIAN STUDENTS! ”