The Unn cut off mark has been officially released for jamb and various departments available in University of Nigeria,Nsukka (UNN). This update on the release of JAMB and departmental cutoff marks was announced through the the UNN website via www.unn.edu.ng . Therefore we have brought to you the release as updated, please take your time to go through this article carefully, so that you can get the full information as expected.
First, let us start by defining cutoff mark, for the sake of the students who do not clearly understand what cutoff actually means;
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 cutoff 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 UNN JAMB (Joint Admission and Matriculation Board) Cutoff-
If the University of Nigeria (UNN) management says its minimum JAMB(Joint admission and Matriculation Board) requirement to study law in UNN 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 UNN Departmental cutoff;
If the University of Nigeria (UNN) 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.
Now, let us discuss the JAMB and Department cutoff required by each faculty and various departments under them in UNN as verified.
- The JAMB minimum required score for UNN 2019/2020 admission is 200
- The POST UTME minimum required score for UNN 2019/2020 admission is 200
- The aggregate score required by UNN for 2019/2020 admission is 200
I scored less than 200 in my JAMB exam, am I qualified for admission into UNN?
No, you are not, because UNN does not admit any student who scored less than 200 in the UTME for admission.
I scored 200 in my JAMB Exam, will I be automatically offered admission into UNN?
Well, having scored 200 in JAMB indicates your chances of being offered admission based on the admission requirement of the University, but it does not automatically guarantee that you will be offered admission, the reason for this response is because, according to several experiences about the process of offering admission to students into UNN, preferences are usually given to students who have scored above 200 in their UTME before considerations are given to those who scored exactly 200, this is not to scare you but to let you know that this usually occur due to competitiveness in the admission processes by the admission-seeking candidates. Nevertheless, you should try and work harder in your POST-UTME, you may eventually beat the cutoff.
Therefore, it is best you score above 200 in your UTME in order to improve your chances of securing admission into the University of Nigeria (UNN).
Below are the departmental cutoff requirement by merits and by catchment areas. Please study carefully.
FACULTY OF ARTS
|Archaeology & Tourism||205`||204||202||202||201||200|
|English & Literacy Studies||263||258||256||250||248||238|
|Fine and Applied Arts||260||255||252||250||245||239|
|History & International Studies||259||255||253||253||248||240|
|Linguistic & Nigerian Languages||255||254||254||252||250||248|
|Theatre and Film Studies||254||252||252||250||248||245|
FACULTY OF LAW
FACULTY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
|MEDICINE & SURGERY||323||294||310||319.5||308||305|
FACULTY OF ENVIROMENTAL STUDIES
|GEOINFORMATICS & SURVEY||200||200||200||200||200||200|
|URBAN & REGIONAL PLANNING||210||208||208||205||204||202|
FACULTY OF PHYSICAL SCIENCE
|PHYSICS & ASTRONOMY||200||200||200||200||200||200|
|PURE & APPLIED CHEMISTRY||232||230||230||229||230||230|
FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES
FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE
|DEPARTMENT||MERIT||CUTOFF BY CATCHMENT AREA|
|NUTRITION & DIETRICS||247||245||244||245||245||245|
With respect to the above departmental cutoff marks, the University of Nigeria (UNN) gives any admission seeking-candidate who scored below his/her departmental cutoff point to obtain a change of course form, if such candidate so wish.
How do I calculate UNN departmental/aggregate cutoff point?
Below is the appropriate guide on how to calculate your departmental/aggregate cut-off point according to UNN PROCEDURE;
First, before you can decide to calculate your departmental cutoff point, you must have written your UTME & POST UTME Exams and know what you have scored on both ends. Therefore kindly follow this guide;
- Multiply your jamb score by 60% (i.e. 0.6)
- Multiply your POST-UTME score by 40% (i.e. 0.4)
- Add up the results you have obtained from two steps above, the result obtained is your aggregate score.
To give a good example of the calculation, if you have scored 320 in JAMB, and you scored 300 in your POST-UTME examination. Multiply 320 by 0.6 (i.e. 320*0.6) = 192, also Multiply 300 by 0.4 ( i.e. 300*0.4) =120. Now, add up the two results obtained to give you the aggregate score which is 192+120=312. Therefore, your aggregate score is 312.
Having done that, the next phase of admission is the screening exercise stage.
Before participating in the screening, candidates must meet up with the following requirements according to UNN Management,
- Candidate must not be less than 16 years of age.
- Candidate must have scored at least 200 in JAMB
- Candidate must have partaken in the POST-UTME Screening (Pre-Screening)
- Candidate must have not less than 5 credits in their SSCE result (WAEC,NECO or NABTEB) to be considered for admission.
N/B; The requirements above must be totally met, otherwise any candidate that act against those rules will not be allowed to take part in the screening exercise, therefore I urge you to sincerely comply.
- ‘TO sound a note of warning to all candidates that will be attending the screening ‘.
Do not get to the screening venue less than 40 minutes before the screening starts. The major reason for this advice is because, volumes of admission seeking-candidates are usually much on that day and you may consequently not be given early attention if you get there late. Also to enable you quickly know if there is any new development regarding the screening exercise.
Below are the requirements for the screening;
- 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.
The University of Nigeria is a federally-controlled public university located in southeastern Nigeria. The university has three campuses. Nsukka ( the main campus), Enugu,and Ituku-ozalla. It was the first university opened by newly independent Nigeria. Dr, Nnamdi Azikiwe, the first president of Nigeria was one of the university’s pioneer supporters. Azikiwe, who studied at Lincoln and Howard Universities in the United States in the 1920’s, envisioned an institution patterned along the lines of American colleges and universities.
In 1955,while Nigeria was still a British colony, the colonial Assembly passed legislation authorizing the creation of a university in eastern Nigeria during the period when Azikwe was then premier of the Eastern Region. Soon afterwards, an invitation was sent to the United States and the United Kingdom to send advisers to help in the planning of the campus and curriculum of the new institution.
Classes began on October 17, 1960, with 220 students and 13 faculties and staff. The campus grew rapidly from that point. As of 2018 over 42,000 students, both undergraduates and post graduate. And 1,700 faculty and staff. The main campus at Nsukka houses the College of Agriculture ( with an experimental agricultural farm), Arts, Biological Sciences, Education, Engineering, Pharmaceutical Services, Social Sciences and Veterinary Medicine. The Law School, which was established in 1960, is the oldest in Nigeria.
The former Nigerian College of Arts, Science and Technology, Enugu campus, was incorporated into the university in 1971 and the Medical School is Located there as well. The University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital at Enugu was opened in 1965. The first open heart surgical operation in Nigeria took place in 1974. The present teaching hospital is located at Ituku-Ozalla, about fifteen miles south of Enugu.
Among the university’s alumni are Tunde Lemo, Deputy Governor of the central Bank of Nigeria , Obiageli Ezekweseli, a vice president of the World Bank, and Renowned astrophysicist Samuel Ejikeme Okoye founded the university’s Space Research Center in 1972. This program offers one of the few courses in astronomy in Nigeria.
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Professor Benjamin Chukwuma Ozumba
UNN vice chancellor
Professor Uchegbu Smart Ndubuisi
Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration, Enugu Campus
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