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Analytical Approach to Justify Jamb Admission Benchmark into Higher Institutions in Nigeria: A Case Study of Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro

Buoye P. A. & Ojuawo O. O., Volume 4 Issue 1, July 2023 Pages 78-84, Published: 2023-06-17


This paper looked into the admission process of federal polytechnic ilaro. Admission process in federal polytechnic ilaro into National Diploma program can be through joint admission and matriculation board or through the part-time program that is organized by the school. Most of the students that obtained form for part-time program of the institution are those who could not meet up with the JAMB benchmark for admission process. The interest of the author is to find out if there is a difference in the performance of students of the two groups. JASP software for statistical analysis was used to analyze the scores of students from three departments in MTH 101 and GNS 101 and it was discovered that the part-time students have a mean score of 23.244 while full-time students have a mean score of 28.312. Descriptive analysis alone is considered not enough to really provide answer to the problem of the study because the two groups are not having the same size. The author decided to use inferential analysis to determine whether there is a statistically significant difference between the means of the two groups. A p-value of less than 0.001 was obtained. The p-value shows that there is a statistically significant difference in the mean scores based on program. Hence, the alternative hypothesis that specifies that group FULL-TIME mean is greater than group PART-TIME mean is adopted.