Breakdown of the 2024 JAMB Result

2024 JAMB Result

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A Breakdown of the 2024 JAMB Result

A few days ago, the body of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) released the results of the candidates from the 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). Here’s a breakdown of the 2024 JAMB result:

In the announcement made by JAMB’s Registrar, Ishaq Oloyede, he stated that only 0.4% or 8,401 candidates achieved scores of 300 and above. He added: “Out of the 1,842,464 released results, 0.4% scored above 300, while 24% achieved a score of 200 or above”. Oloyede further disclosed that 1.94 million candidates registered and participated in the examination, which took place across 118 towns and over 700 centers nationwide. Between Friday, 19 and 29 April, more than 1.9 million candidates seeking admission into Nigerian tertiary institutions took the computer-based examination. Mr. Oloyede, however, said the examination body had withheld the results of 64,624 candidates for possible infractions. He said the board was investigating the withheld results.

2024 Pass Rate

The registrar noted that 8,401, representing 0.5 per cent of candidates, scored 300 and above in the examination. The maximum score obtainable in the UTME is 400. He said 77,070, representing 4.2 per cent, scored 250 and above and that 439,974, representing 24 per cent, scored 200 and above.

Withheld Results

The JAMB registrar explained that 78 of the withheld results are under investigation for alleged examination misconduct, 4,594 for “procedural investigation of candidates” and 2,896 “under investigation on verification”, and 57,056 for centre-based investigations.

For the centre-based investigation, 18 centres are involved, with the breakdown presented as Edo 1, Akwa Ibom, Delta 2 and Kwara 1.

Mr. Oloyede, however, noted that there’s a trend in the cases of examination infractions noticed in the UTME since the introduction of computer-based tests almost ten years ago. He said the board only had 78 cases of examination misconduct in the just-concluded UTME. “Even these cases are largely in terms of impersonation and smuggling of devices into the examination hall,” he said.

He added that JAMB is determined to sustain the tempo through the adoption and automation of all its processes, starting from registration and examination to admission. “The Board witnessed a near-zero infraction in the 2024 UTME except for a few cases, representing a tiny fraction of what was reported last year. This is encouraging, and the Board is poised to consolidate on the successes recorded”, he said.


Mr Oloyede added that only 25 of 9,156 examination sessions experienced hitches, which disrupted 150 sessions in 95 of the 774 centres.

Gender Statistics 

The JAMB registrar added that this year’s registration had more female candidates for the first time in three years. According to the data he provided, 1,007,275 (50.6 per cent) female candidates registered for the examinations compared to 982,393 (49.4 per cent) male candidates. Last year, 49.7 per cent of candidates were female. In 2022, they represented 48.4 per cent of the total candidates. Out of the total registration, 3,164 were persons with disabilities (PWDs).


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