In this article, we will talk about the real and approved Jamb Cut off mark for Nursing for the 2023/2024 session for students who want to study Nursing and become professional Nurses, you will also learn how you can calculate your school’s departmental aggregate score, why it is important and lots more, no need to thank me, what are friends for? So STAY TUNED.
In order to study Nursing at any University in Nigeria, One of the many requirements is meeting up the required Jamb Cut-off Mark. Nursing comfortably sits at the number five (5th) position among the most competitive courses in Nigeria Universities.
Nursing is highly sought after by students aspiring to gain admission in Nigeria. Just (57) Universities offer Nursing in Nigeria and with over 20 thousand students applying to study Nursing yearly and only about 3000 of these students get to be admitted.
There are two things to consider when talking about the Cut-off mark for Nursing, the first is the cut-off mark for Nursing from Jamb accepted the institution you intend to study that will allow you to move to the next phase which is Post UTME enrolment, and the other thing to consider is the Jamb Cut-Off mark that increases the possibility of you gaining admission (above other candidates that got exactly the cut-off mark or just a little above the cut-off mark) to study Nursing.
What Is Jamb Cut-Off Mark?
Jamb Cut-Off Mark is a term used to refer to the minimum score (Jambities) are permitted to get before being eligible to participate in the Post-Utme of their school of choice and study a particular course at the University.
Any student who scores below this score in Jamb, cannot be admitted into any University in Nigeria, except if he/she explores other ways of getting admission aside from Jamb.
Jamb Cut Off Mark For Nursing
The Jamb Cut-Off Mark for students who want to study Nursing in the University to Participate in Post UTME is 200 and above, although some Universities like AAU (Ambrose Alli Univesity) would accept 180, the least any University (except private universities) would accept for Nursing is 180.
NOTE: Polytechnics would have accepted a lower Jamb Score for Nursing, but unfortunately, Polytechnics do not offer Nursing.
The likelihood of being admitted to study Nursing with a Jamb Score of 180 depending on the university is very thin, on a scale of 1 to 10, would be somewhere around 4.
Your Jamb Score only makes up 50% of your Admission requirements. The other 50% is from your Post UTME, O’ level, or both, depending on the University’s aggregate grading system.
Since Jamb makes 50% of your admission requirements, certain Jamb scores can increase your chances of gaining admission to 70%… For instance, if you score 250 and above in Jamb, you have a better chance of gaining admission to study Nursing.
200 is a good Jamb Score to Study Nursing at any University in Nigeria.
But with 250 and above as your Jamb Score, your chances of being admitted to study Nursing at any University of your choice are very high (around 70%), we will explain the reasons for saying this, as we explain to you how schools calculate the aggregate score for Admission shortly.
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How To Calculate Your Aggregate Score For Nursing
Different institutions whether (Federal, State, or Private) has their ways of computing students’ aggregate score for admission into the Department of Nursing Science.
Some Universities use Both Jamb and Post UTME scores (example University of Benin), while some other Universities use Jamb and O’ level (example AAU) while others use Jamb, Post UTME and O’ level Result (example University of Lagos) to calculate student admission aggregate.
No matter the pattern your school of choice adopts for calculating aggregate student scores, your Jamb Score will still make up 50%, and your Jamb Score will be divided by 8.
This is how the aggregate for Nursing is calculated using your Jamb Score:
- Your Jamb Score will be divided by 8, and your Post UTME divided by 2, to give you your total average (this is only applicable for schools using Post UTME and Jamb)
- Jamb Score divided by 8, plus Post UTME 30% and O’ level 20% (for Schools using O’ level, Post utme and Jamb)
- Jamb Score divided by 8 + O’ level making the remaining 50%
One thing to note from the calculation pattern above is that your Jamb score will always carry the bulk of the mark, which is why a high Jamb score is important to study competitive courses like Nursing and the rest.
If you score 300 in Jamb, dividing 300 by 8 would be 37.5, the departmental cut off mark for Nursing is usually not less than 65 for most Universities.
Which University can I study Nursing with 160?
With the recently reduced JAMB cut off mark for Universities to 140 in 2022, It is possible to find Universities that will qualify you to sit for their Post UTME Examination to study Nursing with a cut off mark of 140. but it is nearly impossible to gain admission to study Nursing with such a low JAMB score.
To increase the possibility of gaining admission into any University in Nigeria to study Nursing, you have to ensure you have a high JAMB score because Nursing is a very competitive course and lots of students apply for it annually. So stand out from the crowd, you have to do very well in JAMB.
Can I Study Nursing With D7 In English Language?
It is impossible to study Nursing or even gain admission to study Nursing at any University or School of Nursing in Nigeria with an English Language score of D7, E8, OR F9 in WASSCE or NECO. The least required score in English Language is C6, anything less than that is unacceptable.
English Language is a compulsory subject required to study Nursing or any other course in the Unversity or any other institution of learning. It is even more important than Mathematics as you can study some courses without passing Mathematics but English Language is compulsory for all.
Can I Study Nursing With D7 In Maths?
You cannot study Nursing or even gain admission to study Nursing at any University in Nigeria with a Mathematics score of D7, E8, OR F9 in WASSCE or NECO. The least required score in Mathematics is C6, anything less than that is unacceptable.
With a Jamb Score of 270 there is a possibility of securing admission to study Nursing but with a score of 300, you stand a better chance to gain admission in any University in Nigeria to study Nursing Sciences or any other competitive course of study.