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Will I Be Offered Admission With My Lower/Higher Score?

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Some candidates had been asking a few related questions: 
  1. Can I study Biochemistry or Pharmacy with 213?
  2. Can I study Nursing or Medicine with 164?
  3. Can I be admitted for Law or Mass Communication with 220?
  4. Will my school accept 201 for Accounting, Economics, etc?

These are a few I can quote here. 

These questions can't be answered with a simple YES or NO. Hence, it will take me a few minutes to answer things. But when a reader drops a comment asking this kind of question, I quickly respond as follows:

Yes, but on three conditions, namely: 
  1. The cut-off marks as drawn by your proposed institution
  2. The aggregate (or departmental) cut-off mark after the post UTME or screening 
  3. And the rate of competition for the course vis-Γ -vis the number of spaces available.

However, for more clarity, there is a need to expatiate on these factors and give references where possible. Through this, you may be lucky if your school comes into the discussion. And if not, you should get the full idea of how things relate to your own institution.

Let's ride on.

Cut Off Mark is Not General Among Institutions

Yes, different universities, polytechnics, and colleges of education with different cut-off marks. It will be easier to decide if your proposed course will accept 140, 200, 250 or 300 if you tell me the name of your school. 

Maybe, commenting below this post will help me to be more specific. Yet, I should be able to take you around some facts here, such that you'll get the idea of how things work with the JAMB score you have now.

Every institution has its own cut-off mark. However, you should first be aware that the JAMB cut-off mark is different from that of schools'. And those may not be the same as their post UTME cut-off marks. If you can't differentiate, you're likely to mix things up.

I detailed the differences between each in my post, "Differences in JAMB, School and Post UTME Cut-Off Marks".

The summary of it is... the mark JAMB recommends for the year admission is called JAMB cut-off mark. It's also called the national cut-off mark. However, most schools won't accept that. Instead, they will draw their own cut-off marks. That's called the school cut-off marks. Finally, there are usually what is called departmental cut-off marks which schools draw after their post UTME or screenings. 

For the purpose of clarification, let me take you into a few references.

Some Schools Generally Accept 200 or Above Irrespective of the Course

If you score any mark above 199 - i.e. 200 or above, you're welcome for the post UTME of some universities. These universities will, no matter what JAMB announces, require prospective applicants to produce 200 or above before they can participate in their post UTME/screening exercises. 

So, if you score 200 or more, you're qualified for this stage. It's safe to say with 200 or more qualifies you for the proposed course - be it Medicine, Nursing, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Anatomy, etc.

However, this mark may not be enough if the competition is higher or the school still draws higher cut-off marks for different courses. Some universities such as the University of Ilorin will draw scores such as 260, 230, and 250 for Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy respectively. In this case, your 200 won't help you. You just have to present exactly what they want for the courses.

This score may not be enough if the competition is higher or the school still draws higher cut-off marks for different courses before the post UTME registration.

A similar situation is the Federal University of Oye Ekiti that draws different cut-off marks for courses ranging from 160 to 250. Here, 230 won't help you with a course they draw 250 for.

Some Schools Accept 180 or Above But that Mark May Not Be Enough

Of course, for some universities, 180 is the required score to be qualified for their Post-UTMEs. So, it should be cool to say with 180 or more, you should be able to study Nursing, Microbiology, Physiotherapy, and the like, in those universities.

However, even if these universities want to consider 185, 191 or so, the competition for the courses won't give you the opportunity. Imagine a school that decides to consider 180 or above for Nursing. This university then has 50 spaces for Nursing candidates. Eventually, 100 applicants are competing for the 50 offers. Among these candidates, 75 had got above 200 in UTME. So, who do you think the list will favor - 180-candidates or 200-candidates? 

In fact, the 75 candidates will be shuffled to the 50 with the highest scores. Hence, people with 240 or above may eventually be considered even though the university is accepting 180 or above.

Some Universities Accept 160 But Usually For Less Competitive Courses

I mentioned earlier that some universities may accept the declared cut-off marks by JAMB. More likely, if JAMB recommends 160 and 140 for public and private universities respectively - as we had some admission years back, those schools will take the same score.

However, many of them only consider these marks for a few less competitive courses. Hence, your 160 or 140 may not even be considered by these universities for courses such as Economics, Biochemistry, Law, Accounting, Economics, Geology, and more.

A very good example of these sets of universities is Osun State University which accepts 160 or above for all her courses but 200 or above for Accounting, Political Science, Nursing, and Law. The Ladoke Akintola University of Technology also accepts 170 or above for any other courses apart from Medicine, and Nursing.

Post-UTME Points May Deprive Your Admission

Some candidates may think if they score above the cut-off mark of the school accepted for UTME, they're safe and should be able to study or be admitted for their proposed courses. Unfortunately, that is not the case as the final computation may weaken your high JAMB score.

For instance, universities such as the University of Ibadan will divide your JAMB score by 8 and that of your post UTME score by 2. Then, she will draw her departmental cut-off marks and match them. If the aggregate score is lower than your departmental cut-off mark, you're out of luck - even if the JAMB score was wow.

For universities such as the University of Ilorin, Obafemi Awolowo University, University of Benin, University of Ibadan, etc., scoring less than 50% in post UTME is an automatic disqualification, and the end of your admission process with them even if you'd got 390 in UTME.

Conclusion

At this point, you now understand that it's hard to judge at the JAMB level if your score will help you study or gain admission for a particular course. It depends, so much, on several factors which must be looked into too. 

But, all in all, the higher you score at each stage of your admission, the brighter your admission chance.

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152 comments:

  1. If your post utme score is 44 and departmental cut off mark is 48. Will you be able to gain admission?

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  2. I didn't meet my cut off mark for law is it possible for unn to give me another course instead of law with jamb score of 204

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    1. The best you can do is to change (by yourself) to to another course you score is right for.

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  3. I scored 186 can I study medicine and surgery in funai

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  4. I scored 187 in jamb and my departmental cut off mark is 240. If I should go for the post utme and scored well there can the aggregate give me a chance for admission

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  5. Will I gain admission into AAUA with 208 for accounting or Economics but my subjects combination are
    English
    Commerce
    Mathematics
    Economic

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    1. You can still predict that chance by checking the the cut-off mark for Accounting for last year. That will give you some clues.

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  6. Can I get admission into UNN for computer science with jamb score 179 and still make it for the post utme

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    1. More likely NO. They university is likely to consider only 180 and above.

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  7. Please sir. Which university can I change to that will make it more likely possible for me to study medicine with 201

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  8. Can I gain admission into Oau with 240 in jamb

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    1. It depends on your course competition and the performance in the post UTME. Best of luck

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  9. Can I study pharmacy with 229 in Fuoye

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    1. Yes. But you will need best grades in the required SSCE subjects.

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  10. Can I study nursing in imsu with the jamb score of 200

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    1. You can if you meet their cut off mark for Nursing. Otherwise, you won't be admitted.

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  11. Can someone gain admission with jamb score or post utme score,cos I had 200 in jamb,200 in post utme which makes the aggregate 125,buh imsu cut off mark for nursing is 205,can I gain admission, pl

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    1. If you don't meet the cut-off mark, you won't be admitted.

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  12. Please sir can I get admission with 213 for medicine in unizik

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  13. Can I study nursing with 158 at fuoye

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    1. Not likely. Check the post below for their cut-off marks.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2018/07/fuoye-post-utme-cut-off-marks-for.html

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  14. I scored 220 in jamb would I won't be able to study Medicine in Unilag,I want to apply for change of course. What other courses accept 220 in science,related to doctoring?

    my subject combination
    English
    Chemistry
    Biology
    Physics

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    1. The best way to approach this is to check for their last year's cut off marks for different courses and see the one you can go for.

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  15. School gave admission but jamb has not why?

    Admission based on course cut off mark or school cut off mark?

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    1. For the first part of the question, read the post below.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2018/10/admission-is-given-on-school-portal-but.html

      For the second part, read the post below.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2020/06/whats-my-school-cut-off-mark-for.html

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  16. Can someone with the score of 193 register for post utme to study medicine in lautech?

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  17. Is departmental cut off mark based only on jamb mark

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    1. It depends on the system being used by the school. Some use JAMB score only, some post UTME sore only and some combine the two while some combine JAMB score and SSCE result grades.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2020/06/whats-my-school-cut-off-mark-for.html

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  18. I scored 175 in jamb and I want to study guidance and counceling education and the cut off Mark is 175 after calculating my point I had 48.25 pls can I proceed in the registration?

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  19. I got 191 in jamb dis yearb..can i study public health in Kwasu

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  20. Can I study medicine in fulafia with a jamb score of 210

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    1. You can. But the higher the mark the better your chance. If there more candidates who got better marks than you, the school will consider them first or instead of you.

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  21. I got 182 in JAMB and I qualified to write the Post UTME of Unilorin because their general cut-off mark is 180. After writing the Post UTME and I did very well in it and also in my WAEC or NECO. When the aggregate score was calculated I scored 77.5%. If the aggregate score for the department I applied for is 70%, am I qualified for the department or I am not because of my JAMB score

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    1. The point is, once you meet or beat the cut-off mark of your proposed course and meet other admission requirements, you will be admitted. Otherwise, not certain.

      Read more through the link below.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2020/03/jamb-listed-reasons-candidates-might.html

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  22. Sir, my aggregate score is 59.75 and the departmental cut off mark in rsust is 60. Can my score be approximated to give me admission?

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  23. If I scored 175, can I gain admission into the Federal University of Technology Minna.

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  24. I scored 237 and my cut off mark is 240. Can I still go for the course in Unilorin

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  25. I got 46 in post utme and 224 in jamb can I study estate management in uniben

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    1. Check possible cut off mark in the post below.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2019/03/20182019-uniben-departmental-cut-off.html

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  26. Hello sir,I had 250 in jamb but the cut of for jamb for my course is 260.
    I wrote the post utme for uniilorin and my departmental aggregate is 72/100
    Can I be considered to study law

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    1. If you meet the cutoff mark, there is hope. Otherwise, I'm sorry.

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  27. I had 232 in
    Jamb and an average point of 62.8
    Can I study mass communication @ fuoye

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    1. I don't have their departmental final cut-off point. The university doesn't make it public. It's difficult to answer your question.

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  28. Sir can I get 12 pts in jupeb and 56% in post utme and study pharmacy in oou

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    1. I don' know. My view is that 12 point might be low if there is more competition for the course.

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  29. I scored 249 in JAMB and 50% post UTME score... I chose elect/elect as my first choice course and computer science as my second choice course
    Will I be offered admission please

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    1. As a matter of fact, there is no way an outsider, like me, will answer that. Only the school management will decide whether to offer you admission, based on what you have, or otherwise.

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  30. I got 191 as my aggregate in unn, will I still get admission for public admin or should I change course? Which course should I pick?

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    1. There is no way to conclude except if we already know what cut-off mark the university will eventually use for your course. My best advice is that you should look out for the cut-off mark for this course. If you won't meet it, see if you can change to the one you meet or beat.

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  31. I scored 185 and applied for Oou and i want to study biochemistry but my post UTME results is 54% is it possible to gain admission i

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    1. It's possible if you meet the cut-off mark set by the management for your course.

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  32. Sir I got 174 in jamb and get 54.76 in post utme
    And d cut off mark for d school is 64
    Can I still gain admission with dat scare

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    1. If you don't meet the cut off mark, why should they offer you admission?

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  33. Sir my cut of mark is 160 and I score 148 can still be given admission in Nigerian army college of medical science

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    1. If you score below the cut-off mark and they don't reduce it, they won't offer you admission obviously.

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  34. Sir I got 241in jamb to study medicine in unn but haven’t written the post Utme is there a chance of getting admission into the school though I got good grades in my Waec for the subject required

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  35. I didn't meet up with the departmental cut off mark can i still gain admission into the university

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    1. Np. You need the right score for the right course.

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  36. I scored 213 in jamb and the cut off mark for ui is 200 can I gain admission even if it is not the cut mark for the course I applied

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    1. Yes, if you can make up for your lower mark with the best performance in the post UTME

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  37. Can I gain admission into rsu with 219 for medicine?

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    1. As far as I'm concern, from experience, 219 is too small for a competitive course like Medicine.

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  38. I got 200 in jamb and cut off mark for funai is 180 can I study medicine and surgery even if it's not the cut off mark for the course I applied for

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    1. 200 is still a small mark for a competitive course like Medicine. Be careful!

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  39. I scored 201 in jamb and I want to go to ui to study architecture.
    Do I have a chance or I should change my course.
    Can I still do my best in post UTME to make up for it

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  40. Sir I scored 168 in jamb and I want to go to Unizik Wat if I get higher grades in their post utme am i good to go

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  41. I scored 168 in jamb can I still write Unizik post utme?

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  42. Sir I got 220 in jamb can I get admission to study nursing in imsu

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    1. The mark is still low for Nursing. You can try your luck anyway.

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  43. 224 in jamb
    Any hope of admission in nursing to imsu

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  44. Please can I gain admission to RSU to study Electrical Engineering with a score of 180 in JAMB??

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  45. I scored 208 in jamb and I want to study pharmacy in unizik can I get admission

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  46. I scored 235 in jamb as a medicine and surgery student can I get a chance to write kwasu post utme after choosing it as a second choice

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    1. You can be lucky with the score. But it's on the lower side. Generally, all universities prefer first choice candidates

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  47. Sir I scored 237 as my jamb score can I still go for medicine and surgery in delsu

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  48. I scored 227 can I study mass communication

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    1. It's a good mark. Yet, try to check your proposed school last year's cut-off mark for this course to predict this year too.

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  49. Can i study any course with 158 in kwasu

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    1. No. The university usually considers above that for admissions.

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  50. I scored 218 in jamb can I still get admission for microbiology or pharmacy in unibadan or uniabuja if I do well in post utme or screening

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    1. The mark is too low those competitive course.

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  51. Good morning sir, Can I study medicine and surgery in unilorin with 226 in unilorin?

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    1. It's a low score for Medicine.

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    2. I scored 170 in jamb can get a chance to study medicine in Delsu abraka University after I write my post UTME

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  52. Good evening sir.
    Can I still stand a chance to study MLS in unilorin with 203 jamb score

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    1. It's ok if the competition is not tense for the course, in the school.

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  53. Good morning sir can i have a chance to study MLS with 151 jamb score

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  54. Sir do i have a chance in studying mls at University of Ibadan with 216????

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    1. Yes, if you can beat competition in the post-UTME

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  55. Sir pls I Know this isn't related but pls I haven't seen my result due to their portal for checking result not opening can I be able to print out original jamb result for 2022 so I would be able to see the result

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    1. Yes, you can print the original result. But not until you link your email with the JAMB portal and the portal is upgraded to display this year's admission information.

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  56. I score 208 in jamb and I want to study medicine at university of Ilorin if not possible what is your advice sir.

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    1. That score is too low for a course like Medicine. The post below will give you the usual cut-off marks for UNILORIN

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2018/07/unilorin-updated-cut-off-marks-for.html

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  57. With jamb score 230,can I study law in unn

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    1. The mark is still small for Law. But it's worth it trying your luck with UNN

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  58. Can I study computer science with a jamb score of 203 in unizik when the the cut off mark is 235?

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    1. Once you know that you're below the required score, don't expect an admission.

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  59. Can I study medicine at ahmadu bello university with 191

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  60. Sir please I got 260 in jamb and got my 5 credit in 1 sitting a,I qualified to study law in a private university ,Babcock.

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    1. Sure. That's a good score for your course. Best of luck!

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  61. I scored 209 in Jamb can I study electrical and Electronics in AKSU

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  62. Can I study BSN in UNIBEN with my jamb score to be 220

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    1. That's a low score for a course like Nursing. You can try your luck if you can beat the competition in your post UTME.

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  63. Hello sir, can I gain admission to funaab with 173

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    1. Yes, if the university accepts the same cut-off mark (160 or above) as for the last year.

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  64. Please can I get admission in Alex ekueme federal university of Nigeria, Ebonyi, Medicine 252πŸ₯Ί

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    1. That's a good mark. This should help if you have a better performance in the post UTME or screening too.

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  65. Can I study nursing in uniosun with 230 jamb score

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    1. It may work if you have As in your 5 required subjects. Otherwise, 230 is on the low side for UNIOSUN nursing.

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  66. Please Can I be given law at UI with 226

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    1. Yes, if you convincingly pass their post UTME and meet/beat the department cut-off mark

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  67. Please I want to ask a question on behalf of my friend
    She got 164 😩😩in jamb and she's aspiring for nursing in unical can it be possible for her to sit for the post UTME exams

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  68. Sir,IA friend of my wants to study mls at lautech with 216
    Does he stand a chance in gaining admission?
    Or should he just change his course to microbiology?

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    1. He stands a chance. Let him do better in post UTME

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  69. Can i study nursing with my jamb cut off mark of 212 in esut and if not which medical course can I change to please?

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    1. You can. Though if other candidates who are competing with you have higher scores, you may be out of luck.

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  70. Can I study medicine and surgery in unilag with 193 cut off mark

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    1. No. Any course at UNILAG requires at 200 in UTME

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  71. Can I study microbiology in uniport with 182

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    1. Although the university's cut-off mark is 180 and above, your 182 may be too low for a competitive course like microbiology. Yet, you can try your luck.

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  72. Can I study pharmacy in unilag with jamb score of 241 sir??

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    1. You can if you do better in post UTME with the best O'level results.

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  73. Sir
    Pls can I get microbiology with 191 as jamb score in unizik

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  74. Sir can I study medicine with 237 in Babcock with good o'levels?

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  75. Sir, please which university will guarantee my admission to study nursing program with 260

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    1. You can try any state school of nursing with a better O'level grade and post-UTME performance.

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  76. Sir I scored 151 in my jamb but I want to study law at imsu ......can I still write post utme

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    1. No. That's a very low score. Try a polytechnic or college of education

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  77. I scored 222in Jamb to study medicine and surgery in UI.Although I haven’t written post UTME.Can I still stand the chance of getting admitted

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    1. If you can score like 80% in the post UTME, YES

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