JAMB releases grading system for 2016/2017 admission

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has released a new grading system for the 2016/2017 session.
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In the new system candidates seeking admission into universities would be awarded points according to their scores in JAMB and performance at the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE] and Senior School Certificate Examination conducted by the National Examinations Council (NECO).
Below is the official JAMB Grading system for 2016/2017 admission
JAMB SCORE GRADE POINTS
180 – 185 ————————20 points
186 – 190————————21points
191 -195————————-22points
196 – 200———————–23points
201 – 205———————–24points
206 – 210———————–25 points
211 – 215———————–26 points
216 -220————————27 points
221 -225————————28 points
226 -230————————29 points
231 -235————————30 points
236 – 240———————–31 points
241 – 245———————–32 points
246 -250————————33 points
251 -300———————– (34- 43points)
300 -400———————–(44 – 60 points)
WAEC / NECO O’LEVEL GRADE POINTS
1. Single sitting——————- 10 points
2. Combined Results————- 2 points
A1——————————6 points
B2 and B3———————4 points
C4 – C6————————3 points
According to the new grading system, candidates that had single sitting of WASSCE or NECO SSCE would be awarded 10 points, while those that had their results at more than one sitting would score only 2 points. Also students with A1 in subjects offered at the SSCE would score six points, B2 and B3 would garner four points, while C4 – C6 would be graded three points.
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