UI VS UNILAG: Both of them claimed using the 50:50 method i.e 50% for O’level and 50% for UTME. Now, let’s see which looks more favourable.

For UI, it goes thus:

O’LEVEL

A1; 6 points,

B2; 5 points,

B3; 4 points,

C4; 3 points,

C5; 2 points and

C6; 1 point.

O’LEVEL

A1; 6 points,

B2; 5 points,

B3; 4 points,

C4; 3 points,

C5; 2 points and

C6; 1 point.

Then, you’ll calculate the total points for your 5 jamb combinations in your used O’level result and divide it by 30, then multiply it by 50 i.e 5 subjects/30*50.

**JAMB**

After that, you’ll divide your jamb score by 8.

**RESULT**

Add the two results you got above i.e for O’level and Jamb together. The result is your weighted score. Looks nice, right?

Now to Unilag, it goes thus: O’LEVEL

A1; 10 points,

B2; 9 points,

B3; 8 points,

C4; 7 points,

C5; 6 points and

C6; 5 points.

A1; 10 points,

B2; 9 points,

B3; 8 points,

C4; 7 points,

C5; 6 points and

C6; 5 points.

All you have to do is to calculate the points for your 5 jamb subjects combination. No multiplication or division needed.

**JAMB**

You’ll then divide your Jamb score by 8.

**RESULT**

Add the two results above i.e for O’level and Jamb together. You then will have your screening result.

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Now, let’s assume i have 5 B2s as my O’level result and a Jamb score of 320.

Now, let’s assume i have 5 B2s as my O’level result and a Jamb score of 320.

Using UI’s method, i’ll have; 5*5=25/30=0.83333*50=41.6665 – O’level

320/8=40 – Jamb

so, 41.6665+40=81.6665.

320/8=40 – Jamb

so, 41.6665+40=81.6665.

Using Unilag’s method, i’ll have; 5*9=45 – O’level

320/8=40 – Jamb

so, 45+40=85.

320/8=40 – Jamb

so, 45+40=85.

Looking at the two methods, that of Unilag seems higher.

Now let’s look at the cutoff marks. Let’s assume i choose medicine.

**CUTOFF MARKS**

For Unilag, the cutoff for medicine is 79.38%, the difference between my score and the cutoff mark is 85-79.38=5.62%.

For UI, the cutoff for medicine is 76.75%, the difference between my score and the cutoff mark is 81.6665-76.75=4.9165%.

Now the difference seems near. The difference between my 2 differences is 5.62-4.9165=0.7035 which is almost nothing.

Conclusively, as long as the method is the 50:50 method, it all comes down to the same thing. One may think one method is more strict but when you analyse it, you’ll see that the two methods are almost the same.