Had A Low JAMB Score? See How You Can Gain Admission With It


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From the previous post I published concerning jamb result, I posted that Jamb result for 2017 has been released and uploaded on individual Jamb profile by the management of the joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB). So if you have written Your Own Jamb exam and you are yet to check your Jamb result, Click Here to see how to Check Your Jamb Score.


This post is entirely for those who have checked their Jamb result but had a low Jamb score and don’t know what to do about it.

Do you have a low Jamb score?

Is your Jamb score not up to the cutoff mark for your Course or University?

Is your Jamb score very low and you don’t know what to do?

If you fall into one of the categories mentioned above, then we are going to guide you on how you can make your decisions so as to get admission into either a University, Polytechnic or colleges of education depending on your Jamb Score.

We are going to analyze different cases depending on the JAMB and the course or school the individual applied for.

See JAMB Caps Portal for checking admission status here and also check when JAMB admission list will come out here.

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How To Gain Admission With A Low JAMB Score Into A University

Case 1: Those that scored Less than 250 and applied for Medicine and Surgery.

This one is for those who applied to study medicine in the University but on checking their Jamb result, they scored lower than 250.

Fact: Any score less than 250 in this year’s  Jamb may or can not get you admission to study medicine because of the high competition of those that applied for the course.

Advice: Do a change of course or a change of course and institution into a lower course and possibly a less competitive University which you can have more chances and high edge of getting admission.

Case 2: Those that scored more than 180 but less than 200.

This is for those who applied for a course in the University but their Jamb score is less than 200 but they at least scored more than 180.

Advice: If you have the range of score above and you applied for a highly competitive course in the University, please do a change of course to a University that accepts 180 and to a less competitive course. Depending on the competition, it may be very hard to  get admission into a University with a Jamb score of 180. But with that score, you have a high chance of getting admission into a Polytechnic of your choice. So you may increase your chances of getting admission by just doing a change of institution into a Polytechnic and forget about University.

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See JAMB Change Of Course And Institution 2017 ; See When To Do It

Case 3: Those that scored less than 180 but more than 170.

This is for those whose jamb score could not meet up with the 180 requirement for Universities.

Advice: You can’t get admission into any University with a Jamb score that is less than 180 but you can still get admission into a Polytechnic or a College of Education with that score. So, do a Change of Institution and course into a Polytechnic.

Case 4: Those that scored Lower Than 170 in Jamb but initially or currently applied to study in a University.

Fact: No University or even Polytechnic (depending on the Competition) in the whole of Nigeria can admit any candidate who has a Jamb score that is less than 180 due to the high score that a lot of people are getting lately.

Advice: Please do a change of course and Institution to a College of education or perhaps just buy their form when it’s out on sale.

But if you don’t want to attend a college of education, you can wait till next Year or Perhaps go for a Private University.

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Schools To Get Admission Without JAMB

If your JAMB Score is really very low, there is also a way you can gain admission into the University without loosing any year. See Universities That Offer Admission Without JAMB.

That’s it guys on the advice concerning Jamb score breakdown. I do hope this will be very helpful and do please share this with others and help them as well.

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Scoring 300 and above in JAMB will not guarantee you admission. You need to also score high inPost UTME. Get Your School Post UTME Past Questions And Answers now and start Preparing. Click Here To Get It.

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