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How To Gain Admission With Low JAMB Score

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The Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination for 2020 has recently been concluded while we have seen students aced their exams, we have also seen students who performed poorly by having low jamb score.

Truth be told, admission into university is getting tougher every year with the number of registered candidates this year at 1.9 million against 1.6 million of last year, that’s a whooping 300,000 candidates difference.

This surge has been the trend for some years which put candidates with low jamb score at an high disadvantage.

After checking your result, if you have not done that, check how to here, and you discovered your jamb score is low, I believe the likely next question on your mind would be any of the following:

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While low jamb score reduces chances of admission, it doesn’t mean students with low jamb score have to stay home for another year, to every problem there is a solution, read below what next!


REASONS FOR JAMB CHANGE OF INSTITUTION/COURSE

But before we proceed, it’s necessary to clear the air on reasons why change of institution/course could be necessary, it is not down to low jamb score alone it could be:

1. ERROR DURING REGISTRATION: As to err is human, errors do occur during registration where wrong choice was selected for a candidate and the candidate was unable to detect the error on the mirror screen before final submission, such candidate will have to wait until after the exam and apply for changes to the error made.

2. RELOCATION: Most students make choice of institution based on a lot of factors which location is one, some students and parents prefer to be very close to home and in a case where there is sudden relocation of the candidate, such candidate will have to apply for changes to another university close to his location.

3. INCREASED IN FEES: Universities on timely basis increase their fees to commensurate with present economic reality, students on the other consider fees in making their choice in any case of increase, the student will have to re-access his options.

4. CHANGE OF INTEREST: Change is the only constant thing in life, one might want grape in the morning and crave for apple at night, such is human nature, in a case where the student interest change, he can therefore make a change to his choice university.

5. ABOVE EXPECTATION: For a student who thinks low of himself and settle a polytechnic before exams but see his expectations met and beyond, such student can apply for change of institution to the university. Same reason for courses.

6. BELOW EXPECTATION: And that’s the reason for this post, when students have low score in jamb, the best is to access the situation and make a decision on what next.


WHAT TO DO IF YOUR JAMB SCORE IS LOW (BELOW 200)


The minimum cut off mark for universities in 2019 was 160 but many federal universities like OAU, UI, UNIBEN, UNILORIN, UNILAG, FUTA, and some others set their cut off mark for POST UTME at 200, candidates who scored below couldn’t register for their POST UTME.

The truth is it will be easy for camel to pass through the needle hole than to see federal universities accept below 200,reason being the number of applicants they have every year is geometric replication of their needs, they have to streamline by rigorous screening which brought about the 200 minimum cut off mark.

But for candidates who score 180 and above who still desire to attend a federal university, the following federal universities still accept 180 and above last year.

Federal Universities in Nigeria that Accepts 180 and Above in UTME
  1. Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO)
  2. Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State ( They accept 180 for few of their courses and 200 and above for others.)
  3. Federal University Dutsin-Ma
  4. University of Jos (UNIJOS)
  5. Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun
  6. University of Calabar (UNICAL)
  7. Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto (UDUSOK)
  8. University of Maiduguri, (UNIMAID)
  9. University of Uyo, (UNIUYO)
  10. Niger Delta University (NDU)
  11. Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike
  12. State Universities in Nigeria that Accepts 180 and Above in UTME

While most state universities accept 180 as cut off mark, some accepts 160 and above. The following states accepts 180 and above.

1. Imo State University (IMSU)
2. Kaduna State University (KASU)
3. Enugu State University of Science Tech (ESUT)
4. Rivers State University of Science and Technology, (RSUST)
5. Kwara State University, Ilorin
6. Ambrose Ali University Ekpoma
7. Anambra State University (ANSU)
8. TAI Solarin University of Education (TASUED)
9. Delta State University, Abraka, (DELSU)
10. Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye (OOU)
11. Kogi State University, (KSU)
12. Ambrose Alli University Edo State (AAU)
13. Osun State University University, Osogbo
14. Federal University, KATSINA
15. Bayelsa State Ebonyi State University (EBSU)
16. Ladoke Akintola University (LAUTECH) 

NOTE:
Federal University Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE) and ABSU accepts 160 and above, candidates should also note that FUOYE do not write POST UTME, they do screening instead, candidates will need to have very good grades in their O’LEVEL results to stand a chance.

WHAT TO DO IF YOUR JAMB SCORE IS LOW (BELOW 160)

For candidates who scored 160 and 140, here is the list of polytechnics that accept jamb score between 160 and 140:

1. FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC, NASSARAWA, NASARAWA STATE (150)
2. COLLEGE OF ADMINISTRATIVE AND BUSINESS STUDIES, POTISKUM, YOBE STATE (150)
3. FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC, BAUCHI, BAUCHI STATE 150
4. FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC, EDE, OSUN STATE (150)
5. FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC, IDAH, KOGI STATE (140)
6. FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC,ILARO, OGUN STATE (150)
7. EDERAL POLYTECHNIC, ADO-EKITI, EKITI STATE (160)
8. AUCHI POLYTECHNIC, AUCHI, EDO STATE (150)
9. FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC, OFFA, KWARA STATE (150)
10. KADUNA POLYTECHNIC, KADUNA, KADUNA STATE (150)
11. FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC, UKANA, AKWA IBOM STATE (150)
12. FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC, KAURA/NAMODA, ZAMFARA STATE (150)
13. AKWA-IBOM STATE POLYTECHNIC, IKOT-OSURUA, AKWA IBOM STATE (150)
14. DELTA STATE POLYTECHNIC, OTEFE, DELTA STATE (150)
15. THE POLYTECHNIC, IBADAN, OYO STATE (150)
16. KWARA STATE POLYTECHNIC, ILORIN, KWARA STATE (150)
17. LAGOS STATE POLY, IKORODU, LAGOS STATE (150)
18. NASARAWA STATE POLYTECHNIC, LAFIA, NASARAWA STATE (150)
19. DELTA STATE POLYTECHNIC, OGWASHI-UKU, DELTA STATE (150)
20. ABDUL-GUSAU POLYTECHNIC, TALATA-MAFARA, ZAMFARA STATE (150)
21. DELTA STATE POLYTECHNIC, OZORO, DELTA STATE (150)
22. UMARU ALI SHINKAFI POLYTECHNIC, SOKOTO, SOKOTO STATE (140)
23. RAMAT POLYTECHNIC, MAIDUGURI, BORNO STATE (150)
24. PORT HARCOURT POLYTECHNIC, RUMUOLA, PORT HARCOURT, RIVERS STATE (150)
25. RUFUS GIWA POLYTECHNIC, OWO, ONDO STATE (150)
26. NIGER STATE POLYTECHNIC, ZUNGERU, NIGER STATE (150)
27. FIDEI POLYTECHNIC, GBOKO, BENUE STATE (150)
28. RONIK POLYTECHNIC, IKEJA, LAGOS STATE (150)
29. WOLEX POLYTECHNIC, IKEJA, LAGOS STATE (140)
30. UYO CITY POLYTECHNIC, UYO, AKWA-IBOM STATE (150)
31. FEDERAL UNIVERSITY, GASHUA, YOBE STATE (140)
32. FEDERAL UNIVERSITY, GUSAU, ZAMFARA STATE (150)
33. FEDERAL UNIVERSITY, BIRNIN-KEBBI, KEBBI STATE (160)
34. FEDERAL COLLEGE OF ORTHOPEDIC TECHNOLOGY, IGBOBI, LAGOS STATE (150)
35. FEDERAL UNIVERSITY, DUTSE, JIGAWA STATE (160)
36. FEDERAL UNIVERSITY, OYE-EKITI, EKITI STATE (160)
37. FEDERAL COLLEGE OF LAND RESOURCES TECHNOLOGY, OWERRI, IMO STATE (150)

Note: We added some universities we found out accept jamb score between 140 and 160. Candidates should however note that most of the universities in the list are newly created and hence the low cut off mark and most likely in few years to come, they will increase their admission requirements.


WHAT TO DO IF YOUR JAMB SCORE IS LOW (BELOW 160)


As you know that allschoolsinfo.com wants all students to be admitted and we strive as much as possible in ensuring we give you latest information in ensuring that.
For candidates who scored below 140, all hope is not lost, you can still find yourself an opportunity of admission by searching for tertiary institutions that accepts your score, below are some institutions that accept low jamb score between 100 and 140.

  1. FEDERAL COLLEGE OF EDUCATION (TECH) (FEMALE ONLY), GUSAU, ZAMFARA STATE (120)
  2. FEDERAL COLLEGE OF EDUCATION (TECH.), GOMBE, GOMBE STATE (100)
  3. FEDERAL COLLEGE OF EDUCATION(TECH), BICHI, BAUCHI STATE (140)
  4. FEDERAL COLLEGE OF EDUCATION (TECH.), POTISKUM, YOBE STATE (140)
  5. FEDERAL COLLEGE OF EDUCATION (TECH.), UMUNZE, ANAMBRA STATE (120)
  6. CROSS RIVER STATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, AKAMKPA, CROSS RIVER STATE (100)
  7. FEDERAL COLLEGE OF EDUCATION (TECH.), OMOKU, RIVERS STATE (100)
  8. FEDERAL COLLEGE OF EDUC. (SPECIAL), OYO, OYO STATE 120
  9. COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, KATSINA-ALA, BENUE STATE. (AFFLIATED TO UNICAL) 120
  10. KASHIM IBRAHIM COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, MAIDUGURI , BORNO STATE.(AFFLIATED TO UNIMAID) 120
  11. SHEHU SHAGARI COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, SOKOTO (AFFL TO UDUSOK) 120
  12. AKWA-IBOM STATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, AFAHA-NSIT, AKWA IBOM STATE (130)
  13. COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, ANKPA, KOGI STATE (100)
  14. ADAMU AUGIE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, ARGUNGU, KEBBI STATE 100
  15. COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, GINDIRI, PLATEAU STATE 120
  16. AMINU SALEH COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, AZARE, BAUCHI STATE 100
  17. COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, GIDAN-WAYA, KAFANCHAN, KADUNA STATE 120
  18. JIGAWA STATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, GUMEL, JIGAWA STATE 130
  19. EMMANUEL ALAYANDE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, OYO, OYO STATE 100
  20. OSUN STATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, ILESA, OSUN STATE. (AFFL TO UI) 100
  21. THE SAMUEL BILL THEOLOGICAL COLLEGE, ABAK, AKWA IBOM STATE.(AFFL TO UNIUYO) 100
  22. ST. AUGUSTINE’S COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, AKOKA, LAGOS (AFFL TO UI) 120
  23. FEDERAL COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, OBUDU(AFFL TO UNICAL) 130
  24. FEDERAL COLLEGE OF EDUCATION(TECH.)UMUNZE, ( AFFL TO NNAMDI AZIKIWE UNIV, AWKA) 180
  25. FEDERAL COLLEGE OF EDUCATION(TECH.) OMOKU(AFFL TO UNN) 130
  26. UMAR SULEIMAN COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, GASHUA(AFFL TO UNIMAID) 150
  27. UMAR SULEIMAN COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, GASHUA, GOMBE STATE 120
  28. D.S. ADEGBENRO ICT POLYTECHNIC, ITORI, OGUN STATE 100
  29. OGUN STATE INSTITUTE OF TECH(FORMERLY GATEWAY ICT POLY), IGBESA, OGUN STATE 100
  30. FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC, BALI, TARABA STATE 100
  31. FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC, EKOWE, BAYELSA STATE 100
  32. FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC, IDAH, KOGI STATE 140
  33. FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC, OKO, ANAMBRA STATE 120
  34. HUSSAINI ADAMU FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC, KAZAURE, JIGAWA STATE 100
  35. ABIA STATE POLYTECHNIC, ABA, ABIA STATE 130
  36. TAI SOLARIN COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, IJEBU-ODE, OGUN STATE 100
  37. COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, IKERE, EKITI STATE 100
  38. COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, ILESHA, OSUN STATE 100
  39. ENUGU STATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION (TECH) ENUGU ABAKALIKI RD. ENUGU STATE. 100
  40. ABUBAKAR TATARI ALI POLYTECHNIC, BAUCHI, BAUCHI STATE 120
  41. JIGAWA STATE POLYTECHNIC, DUTSE, JIGAWA STATE 100
  42. KANO STATE POLYTECHNIC, KANO, KANO STATE 120
  43. HASSAN USMAN KATSINA POLYTECHNIC, KATSINA, KATSINA STATE 120
  44. KOGI STATE POLYTECHNIC, LOKOJA, KOGI STATE 100
  45. THE POLYTECHNIC IGBO-OWU, OFF ASA DAM, OSERE ROAD, ILORIN, KWARA STATE (100)
  46. UMARU ALI SHINKAFI POLYTECHNIC, SOKOTO, SOKOTO STATE 140
  47. ADAMAWA STATE POLYTECHNIC, YOLA, ADAMAWA STATE 120
  48. ST MARY POLYTECHNIC, KWAMBA, SULEJA, NIGER STATE 120
  49. OSUN STATE POLYTECHNIC, IREE, OSUN STATE 110
  50. PRIME POLYTECHNICS, JIDDA BASSA, AJAOKUTA, KOGI STATE 100
  51. GLOBAL POLYTECHNIC, OYEMEKUN ROAD, AKURE, ONDO STATE 110
  52. RAMAT POLYTECHNIC, MAIDUGURI, BORNO STATE 150
  53. PORT HARCOURT POLYTECHNIC, RUMUOLA, PORT HARCOURT, RIVERS STATE 150
  54. RIVERS STATE COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCE, IKWERRE RD, RUMUEME, PORT HARCOURT 120
  55. THE IBARAPA POLYTECHNIC, ERUWA, OYO STATE 100
  56. IBADAN CITY POLYTECHNIC, IBADAN, OYO STATE (100)
WHAT NEXT AFTER FINDING A TERTIARY INSTITUTION FOR YOUR LOW JAMB SCORE

Next is for you to apply for change of institution, see how to do that here, apply for change of institution and maybe course, making the institution first and possibly second choice, it’s important you do this to increase your chances of admission, because universities give those that take as first choice before others.


CONCLUSION

Cut off mark for all tertiary institutions is is determined by their senate based on their current needs, it’s important for intending candidate of any university to keep track of the university either by always visiting their portal or getting an informant maybe student, this is to ensure candidates get appropriate information about their desired institution.

Take for instance Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo accepts minimum of 180 for admission into her affiliated degree program with OAU while Federal University Oye-Ekiti accepts 160, so there’s no blanket rule of cut off marks for institutions either low jamb score or not.

Good luck in your admission seeking.

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Hi, I'm Ogundare Abdulahi, an educator, content developer and web programmer. I love helping people and disseminating information. At my leisure time, I like reading and surfing the web.

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