The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has disclosed that the policy of score standardisation has been adopted for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination. In response to JAMB with this policy, Candidates who register for the UTME can not score zero, even when they’re absent from the examination.
Equally, candidates who didn’t try any query or who didn’t get any answer correctly have been additionally captured below the policy and can be awarded a “frequent scale with uniform metric.”
JAMB Adopts A New Policy That Eliminates Probabilities of Candidates Scoring Zero in UTME
Which means that all candidates, who’re registered for a paper, can be awarded a score for that paper, and there can be no zero rating. In the meantime, prospective UTME Candidates are suggested to begin preparations towards the examination using the JAMB CBT softwares.
This new improvement was made identified in a paper offered by JAMB’s Registrar, Prof Is-haq Oloyede titled: ‘Social responsiveness in making use of assessment technicality: The case of standardisation of a zero rating within the UTME.’, and captured within the JAMB weekly bulletin.
The board stated, “The adoption of the rating standardisation is a technical process for remodeling candidates’ uncooked scores within the totally different topics taken by every candidate to a typical scale with uniform metric or items, which is the globally accepted process.
“Most people hardly understands nor appreciates why scores needs to be reworked and this has been producing controversies and throwing up all types of unfounded arguments. It’s to be famous that some poorly educated professionals think about the transformation of scores as an arbitrary allocation of unmerited scores.
“The problem has been compounded by candidates whose scores of zero have been reworked alongside different candidates’ scores of above zero. Transformation is mostly throughout board and was not centered on particular person candidates.”
The board famous that aside from Oloyede, the panel of specialists, which brainstormed on rating standardisation, comprised Prof Boniface Nworgu, Prof Raheem Lawal, Prof Muhammad Yakasai and Dr Omokunmi Popoola.