Many universities require a 160 or above JAMB score to meet the Post-UTME aggregate score you need for admission. So what are your options when you score below this mark?

In this article, we’ve listed the courses you can study and schools you can attend with a low JAMB score.

Courses you can study with a low JAMB score

Arts

The courses below are acceptable in universities for candidates with JAMB scores between 140 – 180. For polytechnics, candidates with scores between 100 – 120 are eligible.

  • Theatre Arts
  • Arabic and Islamic Studies
  • Christian Religious Studies
  • English and Literary Studies
  • Fine and Applied Arts (Creative Arts)
  • Yoruba and Communication Arts
  • Foreign Languages (French, Chinese) and Literature
  • History
  • Linguistics and Nigerian Languages
  • Music
  • Theatre and Film Studies
  • Guidance and Counselling

Science courses

The courses below are acceptable in universities for candidates with JAMB scores between 140 – 180. For polytechnics, candidates with scores between 100 – 120 are eligible as well.

  • Fisheries
  • Agricultural science
  • Forest Resources Management or Forestry
  • Home Science and Nutrition
  • Soil Science
  • Animal Science
  • Botany
  • Anatomy
  • Marine Biology

Social Science and Management

The courses below are acceptable in universities for candidates with JAMB scores between 150 – 180. For polytechnics, candidates with scores between 100 – 120 are also eligible.

  • Insurance
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Marketing
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Accountancy
  • Business Management
  • Actuarial Science
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Estate Management
  • Health Administration and Management

Education

The courses below are acceptable in universities for candidates with JAMB scores between 140 – 180. For polytechnics, candidates with scores between 100 – 120 are also eligible.

  • Arts Education
  • Health Education
  • Computer Science Education
  • Economics Education
  • Mathematics Education
  • Physics Education
  • Religious Studies Education
  • Biology Education
  • Chemistry Education
  • English Language Education
  • Guidance And Counselling Education
  • Yoruba/Igbo/Hausa Language Education

Federal universities that accept low JAMB scores 

These universities accept JAMB scores of 140 and above:

  • Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State
  • Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa State
  • Federal University Dutse, Jigawa State
  • Federal University Wukari, Taraba State
  • Federal University of Lafia, Nassarawa State
  • University of Maiduguri, Borno State
  • Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto

State universities that accept low JAMB scores

These universities also accept JAMB scores of 140 and above:

  • Cross River State University of Technology, Calabar
  • Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki
  • Ekiti State University
  • Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu
  • Gombe State Univeristy, Gombe
  • Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai
  • Ignatius Ajuru University of Education,Rumuolumeni
  • Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye
  • Lagos State University, Ojo
  • Niger Delta University, Yenagoa
  • Nasarawa State University, Keffi
  • Plateau State University, Bokkos

NOTE: Admission also depends on your Post-UTME aggregate score compared to the required point score, which the institution and department determine. The aggregate score involves a point system that combines the O’ levels and JAMB scores.


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