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JAMB Adopts Policy That makes It Impossible For candidates To Score Zero, even when absent

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has disclosed that a score standardization policy has been adopted for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination that makes it impossible for candidates who registered for the UTME to score zero, even if they are absent from the examination.

Similarly, candidates who did not attempt any question or who did not get any answer correctly were also captured under the policy and would be awarded a “common scale with uniform metric.”

This means that all candidates, who are registered for a paper, will be awarded a score for that paper, and there would be no zero score.

This new development was made known in a paper presented by its Registrar, Prof Is-haq Oloyede titled: ‘Social responsiveness in applying assessment technicality: The case of standardisation of a zero score in the UTME.’, and captured in the JAMB weekly bulletin.

The board said, “The adoption of the score standardisation is a technical procedure for transforming candidates’ raw scores in the different subjects taken by each candidate to a common scale with uniform metric or units, which is the globally accepted procedure.

“The general public hardly understands nor appreciates why scores should be transformed and this has been generating controversies and throwing up all sorts of unfounded arguments. It is to be noted that some poorly educated professionals consider the transformation of scores as an arbitrary allocation of unmerited scores.

“The issue has been compounded by candidates whose scores of zero were transformed alongside other candidates’ scores of above zero. Transformation is generally across the board and was not focused on individual candidates.”

The board noted that apart from Oloyede, the panel of experts, which brainstormed on score standardisation,  comprised Prof Boniface Nworgu, Prof Raheem Lawal, Prof Muhammad Yakasai and Dr Omokunmi Popoola.

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106 comments

  1. I wrote my jamb yesterday, but am so scared, I hope my results will be okay.
    My sister’s and brothers pls pray for me and you will all make the high score.

  2. I will be writing my exam today at dalware institute of technology palm groove bode Thomas is the center system good

  3. I wil be writing my exam today at dalware institute of technology palm groove bode Thomas is the center system good

  4. Arutere Ebruphihor

    Please guys I’m writing this today by 9am @Kwale Prime Vocational Institute is it a good center??

  5. I will be writting mine on Tuesday by 1:30 am at plot 78, beside de umahs hotel, Igbo etche rivers state pls who wrote der exam at that center pls share ur experience with us…

  6. there re some qtns in my jamb that the qns are not complete in mathematics what’s the soln to dat

  7. When will the result be out

    • There are some questions in the mathematics that are not complete e.g
      they asked a questions on mensuration that we should find the length of thr minor arc with the diagram and there was no radius and another question statistics the question was saying from the table above and we were not given any table please is there solution to that or bonus??????

  8. Samir adam yahaya

    My exam is yesterday but i have thumprint problem, they gave us a form to fill it, they say jamb will reshedule our exam. It’s possible pls?

  9. Mine own is on Monday May God almighty Allah help me in sha Allah

    • At UI ibadan any issue with that center please?

    • Arutere Ebruphihor

      Same here 😕

    • Pls help me ooooo
      God intervene i wrote at darman model college today …it was so sad the computer was not functioning …..i was not able to do maths wen i still av 41 minutes left ….i started 77 minutes not knowing my time was already reading why trying to connect back to network ….i started 77 minutes trying my best to meet up ..i was abt writing my maths which i only did just 5 out of 40 questions ..i still av 40 minutes left wen my computer off nd submitted ….i am crying right now ….they said dey will make a report to jamb …..God intervene in my result ,show ur miracle ,u av seen my hard work ,i av prayed …
      Pls help me forward it too jamb.

  10. Oooo 🤔 Jesus all this problem that people are facing those that mean we are going to face all, ooh God take control over our jamb, please and please

  11. Pls those that sit for the exam kindly give us some questions asked on Mathematics, English,Physics,Chemestry.

  12. The exam was okay but we started late I was supposed to write by 9 but we started 11:45

  13. I pray that any thing will not happen to my system and I pray for those that happen to that your result will be good and me

  14. Please when result will come out?

  15. I wrote mine tomorrow by 7:00am

  16. I wrote mine yesterday my exam was 9am , but started by 1pm as if that’s not enough we were given 1.30mins for the exam and they logged us out before the time…

  17. How was the exam hope it was not to tough as people are saying

  18. Please I am writing at ughelli ,Adam igbudu christian centre hope there will be no problem with the system,and also my exam time is 9:00am ?

  19. @Sanni, is it all thier systems there that shut down?
    I hope they have being able to fix it before tommorow.
    My concern is that blue field academy is my centre and I’m writing on Wednesday.
    May God help us.

  20. am ibok from akwa state and am having exams on tuesday by 1:30 at akwa state colledge of arts and science nung ukim ikono
    how is the centre is the system working welll

  21. Hope you made it?

  22. Please how’s the chemistry, physics biology and English, hope it’s not tough

  23. When is jamb result going to be out

  24. Zakka Sunday Chohu

    Nice on My School. I wrote mine yday 14/04/2020 at Plateau State Polytechnic, Hieghpang. The exam was started lately(after 10 am instead of 7 am). And we also had issue with the thumb printing but thank God it was a success. The systems(computers) were okay without faults. A well good environment and CCTV cameras all active.

  25. Ogugua chisom Leonard

    Yes ooo
    Mine at st.Antony comprehensive secondary school, 83b omuma Rd, off Ama- ogbonna, Aba, Abia state .
    They was computer failure which caused the students from not writing there exams on the 14th, I am one of them.
    The jamb representatives there asked us to go home that jamb Will send us a message to know our next location of exam and date , but till now I haven’t gotten any information, please help me out.

  26. Pls did anyone write in airmax beside st Theresa at madalla how is they system there

    • Hey King
      Where u posted to Airmax??
      If so pls and pls quickly rush down to reprint ur slip oo
      Aren’t u active online?
      Jamb blacklisted Airmax oo cos de collected more than wat jamb allocated during the registration
      ND therefore no exam is holding there dis year
      U can check online urself ND c those blacklisted centers

  27. Are their candidates who had problems with their systems?

    • Ogugua chisom Leonard

      Yes ooo
      Mine at st.Antony comprehensive secondary school, 83b omuma Rd, off Ama- ogbonna, Aba, Abia state .
      They was computer failure which caused the students from not writing there exams on the 14th, I am one of them.
      The jamb representatives there asked us to go home that jamb Will send us a message to know our next location of exam and date , but till now I haven’t gotten any information, please help me out.

  28. Ohagi Favour Chinaza

    Pls when one fails to summit and the system logged off will his or her answers be automatically submitted

  29. Not mark addition, but standardization. They’ll use parameters like the mean score in each subject and the standard deviation in each subject in a mathematical expression to transform the raw scores of candidates into standard scores. No significant change is produced since it will be done to every candidate.

  30. Adebisi sylvester

    I can’t make it to my exam centre on wednesday by 9am because where i am living is far if they can help me shift it to the evening…and m not havingany siblings there

    Venue:moro osun state

  31. Guys how is the exam? I hope it is not so tough?

  32. I advice jamb to return to there old style, which is written process bec they have same issues every year, shutting down systems issues, they always said the will ad scores for student…

  33. When is jamb results going to be out

  34. When is our jamb results going to be out

  35. Will jamb add score to the exam

  36. Please let me know how many marks is jamb going to add to each candidate??

  37. Same in my centre I still have about 30 minutes left and have not even atemtted physics and the system just logged off at akute blue field academy Lagos state

  38. When is the result coming out for those who did their exams on Saturday

  39. What bout those that won’t do well…. Will jamb add any mark to their scores

  40. Hey guys how many score jamb gives for each question.

    • In my own understanding each question carry 2.5 equal mark, there is 180 question apart from Jamb question, English, 60 question and others 3 is 40,40,40 question when you multiply 180question x 2.5mark will give you 450 this is the aggregate 400 cus nobody can score 450

  41. Lukakkkkkkuuuuuu

    I told some guys in my center this, they didn’t believe

  42. Please what is the link to check jamb reuslt

  43. We did not write the jamb exams because st Anthony comprehensive secondary school aba,there systems are not good so we need the jamb bord to repost us were we could write the jamb exams

  44. Please when is jamb result coming out for those that wrote on Saturday

    • Hey guys how many score jamb gives for each question.

    • I had problem with my system in the hall, I had extra 15 mins left, but my system just submitted like that, it was same thing for others in my center, at Soronara Ventures foundation road umudagwu mbiere, imo State,,And some of us didn’t finish our work y was it so, I just hope jamb will do justice to those that experienced this,, please

  45. Please when is our jamb result coming out?

  46. Three days after the exam

  47. When are we to check the jamb result?

  48. As at yesterday , we still could nit see uploaded results. When can this be seen once jamb 2020 have started.

  49. Please guys is there any A B U aspirant that jamb have given admission too

  50. Pls do unizik sell changed of course form

  51. Interesting

  52. it very interested

    • The systems of all candidates at my centre (Elihans college, Ishawo) hanged at least three times and the systems had to be rebooted everytime it hanged, it took a lot of time before it could be rebooted

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