How to Gain Admission with Low Jamb Score 2022

Gaining admission with a low JAMB score is a challenge for many admission aspirants.

I know right now you are feeling down. It seems like there is no hope for you to gain admission this year.

You do not have to give up because your JAMB score is low.

Trust me when I say there is always a way out of every difficult situation.

For the records, a low JAMB score is a score below 180.

The problem here is that many Universities set their JAMB cut off mark at 180.

It means that if you do not have a JAMB score above 180, you can not apply to the school of your choice.

Also, some students pass the JAMB cut off. But their score is too low to get the course that they want to study.

For example, a JAMB score of 200 is low to get a course like Medicine, Law, etc., in most Universities in Nigeria.

In this post, I will show you tips that you can use to get admission with a low score in JAMB.

Do let me know in the comment box if you have any questions or need counselling. I will respond to your comment as soon as possible.

Gain Admission with a Low JAMB Score

Here are the ways that you can get admission with a low JAMB score;

  • Score High and Pass Your Post UTME
  • Change Your Course of Study
  • Change Your Institution
  • Polytechnic
  • School of Nursing
  • College of Health Technology
  • College of Education
  • Institute of Management Technology

Score High and Pass Your Post UTME

A statue in UNEC

Scoring high and passing your Post UTME exams with flying colours is the easy way to gain admission.

Even with a low JAMB score, you can boost your chances of getting admission with a high Post UTME score.

Many Universities use JAMB plus Post UTME to calculate the total score for admission.

For example, the University of Nigeria uses the 60:40 formula.

  • JAMB = 60%
  • Post UTME = 40%

It thus means that you can get admission if you can pull off a high performance in your Post UTME.

Also, you must know that you need to have a score around the required JAMB cut off to get admission.

For example, a student with 250 can target a high Post UTME score to get Law.

But if your JAMB score is low, let’s say below 190. Then scoring high in the Post UTME exams may not make much of a difference.

Read more on how to score high and pass Post UTME Exams.

Change Your Course of Study

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At this stage, the best decision to take is to buy JAMB change of course form.

The fact is that you cannot get a competitive course with a low JAMB score.

For example, it is not possible to get Mass Communication in many Universities with a low score.

The best decision would be to buy a change of course form to a less competitive course.

What you need to do right now is to check if your JAMB score is suitable for the course that you want to study.

Tell me your JAMB score and the course that you want to study so I can counsel you.

Change Your Institution

University of Nigeria, Nsukka

Your low JAMB score requires you to buy a JAMB change of institution form.

It is a waste of time to think that you can get admission to some schools with a low JAMB score.

Many aspirants make the mistake of going to competitive schools with a low JAMB score. You will not get admission because of the stiff competition.

I recommend that you read how to get admission to Nigeria.

The best decision is to apply to a less competitive institution.

It is a good decision because you may still study your dream course in a less competitive school. There are some Universities where you can study Medicine with a score as low as 270.

Do not blind yourself with the mindset that you must attend a Federal school.

As long as the school have NUC accreditation, do not worry about whether it is Federal or State.

Polytechnic

Nigerian university senate building

Applying to a Polytechnic is the best option for aspirants with low JAMB scores. Admission into the Polytechnic is less competitive than the Universities.

Also, many Polytechnic accept a JAMB score of 140 for consideration for admission.

I know you might say that you do not want to attend a Polytechnic. But it is better than staying at home for one extra year.

You can decide to take JAMB in your first year at the Polytechnic or apply for Direct entry after your ND 1 or HND.

Pre-degree Program

Nigerian student smiling

The pre-degree program is a one-year A’level academic program. It is an easy way to get admission into Universities in Nigeria.

Universities that run the program admit students for one year. At the end of the program, top students get admission.

Students applying for the pre-degree program must also take the JAMB form. It means that you will get two chances of getting admission through pre-degree and JAMB.

I must let you know that admission through pre-degree is competitive. Most of the time, aspirants end up getting a course that is not their choice.

For example, you can apply for a pre-degree in UNIZIK for Medical Laboratory Science. At the end of the program, you will get admission to Agric.

Read how to get admission through the pre-degree program in Nigeria.

School of Nursing

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Schools of nursing in Nigeria are institutions that train registered nurses. The duration of the program is three years.

After graduation, you can go to the University via direct entry or practice nursing full time.

There are many opportunities for Nurses in Nigeria and abroad.

Though, this option is for science students who are passionate about the Nursing profession.

Here is the list of Accredited Schools of Nursing in Nigeria.

College of Health Technology

A woman in white lab coat smiling

College of Health Technology are institutions that train science students in Medical-related courses.

You can study some lucrative medical courses at the College of Health Technology.

Here are some of the courses that you can study at the College of Health Technology in Nigeria;

  • Medical Laboratory Technology
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Community Extension Workers
  • Environmental Health Science
  • Optician
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Health Information Management
  • Health Education

College of Education

UNIBEN Hall 1 hostel

Admission into the College of Education is a good option for students with low JAMB scores.

The College of Education in Nigeria run two years program.

You can use the result to gain admission into the University through direct entry.

Institute of Management Technology

Obafemi Awolowo University

Institute of Management Technology (IMT) accepts students with low JAMB scores.

You can check if the Institute in your State see if your O’level result can get you admission.

Here are some of the courses offered at the Institute of Management Technology;

  • Statistics
  • Computer Science
  • Hospitality Management
  • Food Technology
  • Science Laboratory Technology
  • Estate Management
  • Mass Communication
  • Engineering
  • Business Administration and Management
  • Agriculture
  • Public Administration
  • Architecture
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Banking and Finance
  • Accountancy
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Fine and Applied Arts

JUPEB Admission

Foreign students at the University

JUPEB stands for Joint Universities Preliminary Examinations Board. It is an admission program that runs for the duration of one year.

Successful candidates would then be eligible for admission through direct entry into the second year.

The best part thing about the program is that you will not start from the first year when you gain admission through the JUPEB program.

It is important to note that the program is competitive. You need to get a high point score to qualify for admission into your desired course.

Universities Offering JUPEB in Nigeria

Here is the list of Universities that offer the JUPEB program in Nigeria;

  • University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN)
  • Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)
  • University of Lagos (UNILAG)
  • University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT)
  • University of Benin (UNIBEN)
  • Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU)
  • Niger Delta University (NDU)
  • University of Calabar (UNICAL)
  • University of Illorin, Illorin (UNILORIN)
  • Federal University of Technology, Akure
  • Federal University of Technology, Owerri

See List of Universities That Accept JUPEB in Nigeria

I trust this post has given you an insight into how you can gain admission with a low JAMB score.

Let me know in the comment box below if you have any questions.

I wish you success in your admission pursuit.

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240 thoughts on “How to Gain Admission with Low Jamb Score 2022”

  1. Pls sir I scored 224 in my jamb and I chose Unilag to study law but I want to change my institution to unilorin to study law or mass communication
    What do you think I can do sir .. I’m so confused 😔

    Reply
    • Hello Zainab,

      Because of your JAMB score, you have a higher chance with Mass Communication at UNILORIN.

      Are you an indigene of Kwara State?

      Reply
    • Hello Olamide,

      The UNILORIN cut off mark for Medical Laboratory Science last session was 230.

      It means you stand a slim chance.

      You would have to change to a less competitive course or to another university to get admission for Medical Laboratory Science.

      Let me know if you have further questions.

      Reply
  2. Good day sir, / ma’am.
    Please, I got a jamb score of 224 and I wanted to study Medicine at Uniuyo. I then thought of changing the course to Microbiology since I didn’t meet the cut off for Medicine with the school.
    1. Should I go ahead with Microbiology and then do my best in Post jamb exams or would you advice I go for a less competitive course and then change to my preferred course (Medicine) after my first year???

    2. Please, is it possible to switch courses after getting the admission

    I’m an indigene of Uniuyo

    Thank you sir and I look forward to your reply sir

    Reply
    • Hello Williams,

      I hope you are having a great day!

      1. Doing a JAMB Change of Course is the best decision. You will have a high chance of admission.

      Though, I would have preferred you go for Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) than Microbiology. It still depends on if you can meet up with the MLS cut-off mark.

      2. Your best option is to change from Medicine to a less competitive course.

      Switching to Medicine in your second year is possible. Put your chances would depend on the UNIUYO policies.

      In order words, there is no guarantee you would successful switch to Medicine.

      3. The answer to your second question is Yes. It is possible.

      Reply
    • Hello Maria,

      Your JAMB score is a little low for Medical Laboratory Science.

      But it is possible to get admission if you meet the cut-off mark.

      Reply
  3. Sir i score 188 in my jamb and i pick lautech what score can i study with my score or can i study one of statistics or survey and geoinformatic

    Reply
    • Yes, Ibrahim,

      With a good Post UTME score, you can study Statistics or Survey and Geoinformatics.

      Let me know if you have further questions.

      Reply
  4. Sir pls I scored 169 in my jamb and I want to study mass communication , but it doesn’t enter Ibadan polytechnic what course do you think I can go for and school

    Reply
    • 1. Insurance

      2. Purchase and Supply

      I advise you to apply for Mass Communication at another Polytechnic.

      Reply
  5. A jamb score of 167, can i study mechanical engineering at fed poly ilaro? . Is fed poly ilaro doing post utme or screening?

    Reply
    • Yes, Olamide.

      You can study Mechanical Engineering.

      The conduction of the Post UTME exam depends on the decision of the school.

      Reply
  6. You’re really helpful sir
    Sir what course can i study related to law if I didn’t score more than300 in UTME.when my Jamb score is 213

    Reply
  7. Sir pls I got 213 in jamb and am applying for medicine and surgery in uniben can u gain admission and with wat mark in post utme can I get admission

    Reply
  8. Sir what science course can I study with 160 score with waec combination of English,math,physics, chemistry, biology, yoruba, catering, economic,civic. And jamb combination of math,physics, chemistry, english. In polytechnic

    Reply
  9. Hello sir,I want to study mechanic engineering but 160 is very low for it.pls sir what course can I study with 160

    Reply
    • Your JAMB score is low to study Architecture at UNIUYO.

      To be on the safe side, you can apply to your State university for Architecture.

      Let me know if you need further guidance.

      Reply
    • Hello Olabisi,

      It is advisable to go for a less competitive course.

      A score of 181 is low for Nursing at FUOYE.

      Let me know if you need further guidance.

      Reply
  10. I got 194 in jamb,can i offer mechanical engineering in futo university, what should be my target in my post utme

    Reply
    • Your chances are slim with Mechanical Engineering.

      Target to score above 60% of the Post UTME mark.

      Let me know if you need further guidance.

      Reply
    • Hello Esther,

      The first step to gaining admission to the College of Health and Technology in Nigeria is to purchase the school admission form.

      Sit for the entrance exam, then get admission.

      Reply
  11. Sir I got 188 in my Jamb,and my choice of course is Nursing.My choice of university is IMSU.Sir pls is there any hope for me

    Reply
  12. Hi am Esther…..I scored 190 in jamb but I initially wanted to study medicine and surgery In uniport, what course can I likely change to.Am considering changing to dentistry or optometry …is it possible

    Reply
  13. Sir, I have 217 in jamb and I want to do change of University to fulafia to study medicine and surgery and it’s cut off mark is 230. Can I get admission in to fulafia to study the course with this jamb score.

    Reply
  14. Sir my name is Simon and I scored 217 but I want to change University to study medicine and surgery in fulafia .how can I get admission in to fulafia when I am 15marks below the course cut off mark . Please help me out sir

    Reply
  15. Sir I don’t really know what to do and I need your help I scored 173 and I want to go for accounting in unilorin buh it not possible also I did not see related course like banking and finance there I really need your advice sir

    Reply
  16. Delta state University of Science and Technology Ozoro.

    Pls is the school accredited

    And is marine science also accredited in the school

    Jamb score 152 che, eng, phy, bio

    Reply
  17. Pls sir I need your help I score 198 in my jamb can I study medical laboratory or science laboratory in DELSU pls I need the answer right now

    Reply
    • Well, Omolola

      Medical Laboratory Science is a new department in DELSU.

      You will need to target above 55 as your aggregate score.

      Let me know if you need further guidance.

      Good luck.

      Reply
    • Hello Divine,

      Your JAMB score is quite low for Medical Laboratory Science.

      There is no guarantee you will get the course.

      Let me know if you need further guidance.

      Reply
    • Favour,

      You have a slim chance to get admission for Law in UNILAG.

      Consider changing to a less competitive course or State university.

      Reply
  18. Please sir I scored 217 in jamb this year,and i applied for law in unn,am from enugu state is there hope

    Reply
  19. I scored 176 out of 190 in the just concluded jamb
    I made Lasu my first choice and i want to study mass communication
    Any hope?

    Reply
    • Benita,

      Your JAMB score is low for Mass Communication in LASU.

      Let me know if you need further guidance.

      Reply
  20. I score 193 in my jamb and I want to study accountancy which University should I do changing of institution to

    Reply
    • Adesina,

      What State are you from?

      That will help me give you the best recommendation for the University to study Accountancy.

      Reply
    • Yes, Bella

      Your JAMB score can get you admission to the Polytechnic.

      What course do you want to study?

      Reply
  21. My jamb score is 193 and unilag cut off mark for computer science is 200.Do you think if I get high score in my post utme that I can get admission .

    Reply
  22. My jamb score is 193 and unload cut off mark for computer science is 200. Sir do you think if I high score in my post utme , I can gain admission.

    Reply
  23. I scored 187in jamb and I wanted to study medicine and surgery and it’s not possible again so what medicine related course can I study in a federal university

    Reply
    • Hello Glory,

      Your JAMB score is low to apply for Medicine related courses at a Federal University.

      You should consider applying for a less competitive course at a State university.

      Let me know if you need further guidance.

      Reply
  24. I scored 187 in my jamb this year and I wanted to study medicine and surgery and I think it’s not possible again but can I apply for any medicine related course in a federal university

    Reply
    • Hello Glory,

      Your JAMB score is low to apply for Medicine related courses at a Federal University.

      You should consider applying for a less competitive course at a State university.

      Let me know if you need further guidance.

      Reply
    • Hello Agatha,

      You cannot study Nursing at UNN with a JAMB score of 171.

      Let me know if you need further guidance.

      Reply
  25. Pls sir I scored 169 in jamb and I wanted to study architecture in uniuyo, will I be offered admission to study or I should change dey course and which course will I go for wit dat jamb score

    Reply
  26. I scored 217 in my jamb and I want to study medicine and surgery in uniport, if my post UTME score is high, will I be given the course to study?

    Reply
  27. I score 132 in jamb in year 2022
    Did I still have chance for Polytechnic admission. And which course can I go for to the score I get .

    Reply
  28. I scored 217 in my jamb and I want to study medicine and surgery in uniport, if my post UTME score is high, will I be given the course to study?

    Reply
  29. I scored 192 in jamb and I wanted to study medicine at uniuyo..
    So what should be my hope in post utme?
    Or there’s no hope abi?..

    Reply
  30. What science course can I study with
    Physic che eng bio
    Jamb score 152

    I need counseling sir I want to study at delta state university abraka

    What can I study with the subject list above

    What course can I get admission with

    I want to study medicine and surgery in Delta state university but my score is low

    Pls I really need help

    Reply
    • Hello Clara,

      Your JAMB score is low for Computer Science in most universities.

      Let me know the State you are from for me to check the universities that will accept your JAMB score for admission.

      Reply
  31. My score
    is very low and i want to study nursing ,i got 142 which i know there’s no hope but can you lead me on how to go about ijmb programs

    Reply
  32. I want to go for a change of course frm Accounting to Insurance bcos of my low jamb score which is 175……How’ll I go about it?

    Reply
    • Dear Chioma,

      You will have to go to a JAMB CBT centre to do a change of course.

      It will cost you about 2.5k for the process.

      I wish you luck.

      Reply
  33. I scored 195 to study civil engineering in uniuyo, currently uniuyo civil engineering has lost accreditation and my jamb score is too low to change to anyother engineering course.. What do i do?

    Reply
  34. Favour
    Please I heard that Uyo University re accepting student that score 150 but am going for nursing and I got 156 what should I do many schools are taking 150 student that re offering nursing so on what should I do now they said d deadline is 29th November

    Reply
    • Hello, Favour

      You must know that the 150 mark is a general minimum score to take the Post UTME exam.

      Admission is based on you meeting the cut off mark for your course.

      The truth of the matter is that 156 is low to study Nursing at many Federal and State universities.

      You should consider changing to a less competitive course.

      Reply
    • Josephine, your chances are quite low for Law.

      But I will advise that you work towards scoring above 300 in the Post UTME screening exam.

      Reply
  35. Sir I scored 197 in my jamb,,, can I still make it up to score higher so I would be eligible to go for medicine,,,,, I don’t want a change of course….

    Reply
    • Miracle,

      You’d not be able to study Medicine with a JAMB score of 197 in most Nigerian Universities except Private schools.

      I advise that you consider going for a less competitive course in the Sciences.

      Reply
    • Silvia,

      you stand a chance to get Mass Communication at IMT.

      But, you must try to get a high score in your Post UTME.

      Good luck to you.

      Reply
    • Trisha,

      Your chances are quite low for Nursing.

      You’d have to score above 320 in your Post UTME to bring your aggregate score to around 280.

      Reply
    • Well, Rietta

      You stand a chance, but a low one.

      It will be easier to get a less competitive course with 194 than Medical Laboratory Science.

      Reply
  36. I scored 165 in Jamb
    And I’m a science student
    I wanted to study computer science.
    But all the higher institutions I’ve seen are looking for 180 and above😔
    What do I do

    Reply
    • Hello, Vee

      Not all Universities require above 180 for Post UTME screening.

      A few State schools accept 150 and above.

      But for your score, you have a higher chance to study Computer Science at the Polytechnic.

      Reply
  37. I scored 201 in jamb and I intend studying nursing in unizik but I’m planning on changing my institution to uniben for some reasons. Please what do I do concerning the score? Also do you think that JUPEB is adviceable for me? Thanks

    Reply
  38. Please I scored 166 in jamb and I was hoping to go for med lab in ndu but my cut off mark is not enough and I want to change my course and I don’t know the course to change to

    Reply
    • Well, Kenneth

      It is possible. But, you will have to score high in your Post UTME to stand a chance for admission.

      Reply
    • Hello, Daniel

      A JAMB score of 153 can get you admission to study engineering in Polytechnics in Nigeria.

      Make a decision and apply to the Polytechnic of your choice.

      Good luck.

      Reply
  39. Hi I scored 174 and I want to study mass communication but I want to study at Alex exume federal university cut off mark is 180 pls can I still apply for the post it me this year

    Reply
    • Chioma,

      You are not eligible to apply for Post UTME if the general cut off mark is 180.

      Try out a State University or Polytechnic.

      Reply
  40. I scored 215 in jamb and want to study electrical and electronics engineering in unilorin..can i get it with a high post utme this year.. please i need your advice

    Reply
    • I get your question Nonso.

      Ordinarily, I would say your chances are slim.

      But with the poor performance in this year’s JAMB, you may have a chance.

      UNILORIN is a competitive school, especially for Engineering courses.

      I would advise that you try out a State University where you have a higher chance.

      Good luck.

      Reply
  41. I don’t really know what to do i scored 205 in jamb and am scared that I might not get admitted this year pls kindly help with Universities that I can study engineering with this score

    Reply
    • Yes, Jibreel

      A JAMB score of 118 should get you computer science at the Polytechnic.

      All you have to do is to go for a Polytechnic with a cut-off mark of 100 for admission.

      Reply
    • Anna,

      Your JAMB score is quite low.

      But it is possible to get Veterinary Medicine in UNN if you get a high score in the Post UTME.

      Reply
  42. I scored 205 in jamb,can i get food science&technology with it in unn and like what i’m i supposed to score in the postume to get in the merit list?

    Reply
  43. Please,is it possible to get food science&technology in unn with 205 and like what i’m i supposed to score in the postutme?

    Reply
    • Yes, it is possible to get Food Science with a JAMB score of 205.

      Target about 280 in your Post UTME.

      Reply

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