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Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Do I Have To Do JAMB UTME With Pre-degree? See Answer

While answering some common questions predegree applicants may have, I answered this question as quickly as I could. If you check the page linked above, you'll find the answer there as directly as possible.

But the question of whether a predegree students will need to write JAMB UTME again before being offered admission keeps cropping up.

I want to repeat the answer here because nothing has changed since my last answer. Then, I will add more explanation to back my answer so you’re not still confused after reading this.

Do you need to write JAMB UTME with the predegree?

The answer is YES.

You must.

Several universities running predegree will still require their candidates to write JAMB because that’s the custom.

Why Will a University Ask Predegree Students to Write UTME Again

Using common sense, I don’t see any need for universities to demand UTME from their Predegree students. After all, they're their products and they've paid to be favoured in the admission. However, there is more to UTME than this.

Let me explain.

Every student needs a JAMB registration number. This is the very reason you must write JAMB.

JAMB Is Now In Charge of Admission

Yes, not ONLY your institution.

JAMB must have records of all admitted candidates. They must have evidence of your admission. Hence, you can’t cross this border without JAMB. With the introduction of JAMB CAPS, all admission must be monitored by JAMB.

JAMB Registration Number is Needed for NYSC

When you’re done in the university or polytechnic, you’re to be mobilized for NYSC.

The JAMB Registration Number will be needed for the NYSC mobilization exercise. Without it, no NYSC!

Do you now see why you can’t avoid writing UTME even with as a predegree student?

Some Universities Don’t Compulsory Passing UTME Though

If you go for a predegree course before chasing 100 level admission into your desired course, some universities will still favour you with lower marks in UTME.

For example, Ladoke Akintola University recently accepted 150 from her pre-degree candidates instead of 160 from others during 2018/2019 admission year.

The University of Ilorin is well known for given special considerations to their pre-dgree students if they perform below the cut-off declared for admission. Adekunle Ajasin can also be lenient with their pre-degree candidates during 100 level admissions.

Conclusion

Predegree is nothing more than a means to leave home for a higher institution these days. You can’t still avoid UTME and post UTME no matter your school. You will still need to take part in UTME and post UTME just like those who didn't attend the predegree course.

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