Out of 1005 2014 JAMB UTME results I checked (Withheld and Outstanding
Results excluded), non of the candidates scored up to 240.
7 candidates scored between 200 and 239.
800 candidates scored between 180 and 199.
160 candidates scored between 160 and 179.
30 candidates scored between 100 and 159.
8 candidates scored below 100.
This embarrassing poor result is a serious indictment on our O’ Level
exams (WAEC and NECO) where many candidates usually made ‘As’ and ‘Bs’.
This is because if candidates genuinely made the interesting O’ Level
results, there is no reason for them not to score at least above 250 in
Furthermore, I expected the results of Anambrarians
to tally with their wonderful recent WAEC performance. Though most of
the Jambites are not fresh secondary school leavers but at least most of
the freshers among them are expected to score above 280 to show that
they are really outstanding.
Sincerely, the states should
adequately equip their secondary schools to be industries of knowledge
instead of becoming producers of baseless ‘As’ and ‘Bs’ in O’ level
It is also believable that most students no
longer study for examinations and this can be the major cause of this
embarrassing JAMB UTME failure.