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UNIZIK Cancels Post-UTME, Replaces it With O’Level

UNIZIK Cancels Post-UTME, Replaces it With O’Level

Information reaching us that, The Management of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, has cancelled Post Unified Tertiary and Matriculation Examination, POST_UTME, known as screening, for the 2020/2021, admission exercise.

UNIZIK, a Federal government owned university, said it has replaced the screening examination, which used to be internal examination for admission seekers, with O’level results and JAMB scores of admission seeking candidates in to the school.

In a statement signed by the Registrar of the institution, Barr. Philomena Okoye, the Anambra based university, cancelled the screening exercise because of the ravaging Covid-19.

Barr. Philomena Okoye, noted that the university has worked out a calculation system that will take in to consideration only the results of O’level and JAMB scores of admission seeking candidates.

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The statement obtained by Nationalwatchng, revealed that for a candidate to be admitted, the four subjects the candidate wrote in Jamb, will be calculated with four of the same subject in the O’level result.

The statement read: This is to inform the entire university community and the general public that the Post-UTME and other relevant Screening Examination for 2020/2021 admission exercises has been replaced with O’level and UTME results grading system.

“This is also in consideration of very large number of applications and the need to comply with COVID-19 preventive guidelines of the Federal government of Nigeria.

UNIZIK Cancels Post-UTME, Replaces it With O'Level
UNIZIK Cancels Post-UTME, Replaces it With O’Level

“In place of the of place of Post UTME scores and other relevant Screening Examination Scores, the university management has adopted an automated O’level subject gathering system for the exercise.

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“In order to ensure transparency, in the admission exercise, the following calculation formula will be used for the exercise.

“Candidates will be screened based on their JAMB scores and O’level result for the four subjects taken in JAMB.

“For each candidate, the O’level subjects used will be the subjects the candidate sat for in JAMB.

“For example, for a candidate, who sat for English, Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics in JAMB, the grades obtained in the JAMB in these four subjects and candidate’s O’level results in these subjects will be used to calculate for the candidate.”