The Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria has released its cut off mark for 2019/2020 academic session.
It is no longer a news today that most Nigeria students want to seek admission into Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (ABU) because of its excellent academic reputation, and for you to be an aspirant of ABU, you must have obtained a jamb form and written jamb exam. Meanwhile, you would have seen your jamb score and be eager to know your fate on your jamb result, to know your possibility of becoming a student of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
Being an aspirant of Ahmadu Bello University, the usual question that is frequently asked is; What is cutoff mark and What is the JAMB & Departmental cutoff Mark for ABU?. Now let me start taking the questions one after the other.
WHAT IS CUT OFF MARK?
I will explain this in a simplest way ever that you can understand;
‘Cutoff mark simply means the minimum mark that is expected of an admission seeking-candidate to score before he/she could be eligible for admission into the University/any other higher institution of learning. Second definition; Cut off mark is a fixed mark determined by the management board of a University/any other higher institution of learning as a basic for admitting students into the department of study, in which any candidate seeking for admission into such tertiary institution must not score below.
Any any candidate who scores below such mark will not be offered admission. Therefore, its advisable that any student seeking admission should perform well enough in order to meet up with the school cutoff mark, even preferably to beat the cutoff mark in order to improve his/her chances of securing admission into the department of their choice.
Now, I am sure you have clearly understood what cut off mark actually means, but despite this explanation, NAIJA SCHOOL ADMISSION is still interested in giving you good example as regard cut off mark, now lets go;
I shall be sighting two good examples from the perspective of JAMB( Joint admission and matriculation Board) and Departmental cutoff mark.
Example for JAMB (Joint Admission and Matriculation Board) Cutoff- If the Ahmadu Bello University(ABU) management says its minimum JAMB(Joint admission and Matriculation Board) requirement to study law in ABU is 320 and a candidate scored 300, which is obviously lower to the University’s requirement, such a candidate will not be considered for admission because he/she scored lower than the school actually required, but if the candidate scored 320 and above in Jamb (JOINT ADMISSION AND MATRICULATION BOARD), such candidate will be considered for admission. Now that I have explained what cutoff mark means in jamb, let us move on to cutoff mark in the department.
Example for Departmental cutoff- If the Ahmadu Bello University(ABU) management says the minimum aggregate point/mark an admission seeking-candidate must make before he/she could be admitted into LAW department is 75, and a candidate scored 74 or less in the departmental aggregate/cutoff mark, such a candidate will not be admitted into the department, but if a candidate scored 75 points and above, such a candidate is eligible for admission and will be admitted to LAW Department because he/she met the departmental requirement.
I know for sure that you have clearly gotten idea of what JAMB(Joint admission and Matriculation Board) and Departmental cutoff mark . That is why NAIJA SCHOOL ADMISSION is always here for you.
ABU Jamb Cut Off Mark Requirement
By experience from the usual way Ahmadu Bello University conducts its admission every year.
The Ahmadu Bello University does not have a fixed cutoff mark for UTME, therefore the UTME score requirement varies over time depending on the decision of the University Management team based on the applicants performances and the turn up rate for admission.
However, any admission seeking-candidate who have scored 180 and above is considered eligible to apply for admission into any department of his/her choice.
Based on the huge turn up rate in the aspiration of Nigerian students to study in the Ahmadu Bello University( ABU) every year, which consequently leads to high competitive rate in seeking admission to ABU . The management of the institution have decided to make the admission process based on JAMB (Joint Admission & Matriculation Board) score and O level i.e SSCE (WAEC or NECO) grade.
Please note that the Ahmadu Bello University has 16 faculties and 99 departments. The below details are brief, simply to tell about the JAMB and Departmental cutoff Marks alone.
Abu Cut Off Mark
Therefore, below are the courses offered in ABU as well as their cut off marks.
- 220-240 Medicine and Nursing (O’ Level result with one sitting only )
- 200- Common Law, Pharmacy, Anatomy, Physiology, and Mass Communication.
- 190- English Language, Biochemistry, Computer Science, Microbiology geology , including all engineering courses except Agricultural and Biosystem Engineering.
- 180 for all courses.
After the candidate had known the JAMB Score, the next stage of the admission is the pre-screening stage. Note that the date for the screening exercise will be announced to you by the University.
Before participating in the pre-screening exercise, candidate MUST ensure that the minimum UTME score required for their chosen course is met as well as the O LEVEL subject combination as prescribed by the JAMB BRONCHURE or the ABU Management is also met as well.
Therefore this will lead us to discussing the second phase of the screening exercise which takes place after you have been successfully offered admission into the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) to study the course of your choice. Meanwhile, at this second phase, proper screening and documentations are required which include presentation of the following documents;
- Original Notification of admission status slip’
- Original copies of your credentials (Both statement of results and certificates),Please note that awaiting results will not be accepted).
- Certificate of Local Government of Origin.
- Birth Certificate or Declaration of Age’.
- Letter of recommendation of your village head, any well-known person I your community with good reputation, a civil servant not below grade level 10 or its equivalence in the private sector.
I am sure this article on JAMB & DEPARTMENTAL CUTOFF GUIDE will help you a lot. However, you may contact the University for Further Information. The Ahmadu Bello University is located in Community Market Zaria Kaduna State, Nigeria.
Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) was founded on October 4, 1962, Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) is a public University located in Zaria Kaduna State in Northern Nigeria. With over 35000 students,it is the largest university in Sub-Saharan Africa and the second largest on the African continent after the University of Cairo in Egypt. The institution was originally founded as the University of Northern Nigeria but was renamed in honor of the Sardauna of Sokoto, Alhaji Sir Ahmadu Bello, who was the first premier of northern Nigeria and the university’s first chancellor.
The university has two main campuses , the Samaru and Kongo campus. The Samaru campus is home to the administrative offices, sciences, social sciences, arts and languages, education and research facilities. The Kongo campus houses the Faculties of Law and Administration, which consists of accounting, business administration, local government and development studies, and public administration departments. The university also has the ABU Teaching Hospital, which is one of the largest training hospitals in Nigeria.
At present, the university covers a land area of 7000 hectares and encompasses twelve academic faculties, a post graduate school and 82 academic departments. It also has five institutes, six specialized centers, a Division of Agricultural Colleges, a demonstration secondary school, a primary school and extension and consultancy services, which provide a variety of services to the University and the wider society. While most students are from northern Nigeria.
ABU has numerous prominent alumni including the immediate past vice president of Nigeria, Namadi Sambo.
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