JAMB Has Announced 2018 General Post-UTME Dates for 1st & 2nd Choice Candidates
This is to inform you that the Vice Chancellors, Rectors of all tertiary institutions have agreed to conduct Post-UTME for 1st Choice Candidates between 2nd July to 16th October, 2018, while Post-UTME for 2nd Choice Candidates will commence between 17th October to 17th December.
If we are to interpret these released dates literally, it simply means that all institutions will conduct two sets of Post-UTME Screenings. The first will be for those who selected the institution as 1st choice, and later, they will conduct for those who selected them as 2nd choice. No information was released about 3rd or 4th Choice Selections.
We’re not certain how these institutions intend to manage these screenings, or whether or not 1st choice candidates have more quota than 2nd choice candidates.
We expect schools to be more transparent, and give explicit information about their conduct of Post-UTME Screening for this 2018/2019 session. They should be able to state whether or not they are conducting a separate screening for those who selected them as 2nd choice or not. This will help the candidates make better decisions on whether or not they need to change their institutions.
Meanwhile, we got information that JAMB actually raised the 2018 Cut-Off for Entry into Universities to 140, while Polytechnic Cut-Off is now 120, and then 100 for Colleges. This information does not really have any significant impact as the respective schools are to give the final cut-off marks for admission, while releasing their Post-UTME Information.