BREAKING: JAMB releases new cut-off marks, see minimum score for universities, polytechnics, colleges

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– JAMB released new cut-off marks for tertiary institutions

– The institutions are however at liberty to raise theirs above JAMB’s requirement

– The cut-off mark for universities was put at 120 while that of polytechnics was pegged at 100

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has released the cut-off marks for Nigerian tertiary institutions while also lifting the ban for post UTME examination.

Premium Times reports that these decisions were taken at the 2017 Combined Policy Meetings on Admissions into Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria which ended on Tuesday, August 22.

Minimum cut-off marks for tertiary institutions are:

– Universities were pegged at 120

– Polytechnics and colleges of education were pegged at 100

– Innovative enterprising institutes was pegged at 110

Institutions were however allowed to raise their cut-off marks above JAMB’s stipulation.

It was also agreed that admissions into public degree awarding institutions for the 2017 UTME examination will end on January 15, 2018 while private institutions will end theirs on January 31, 2018.

It was also revealed that decisions on first choice candidates by universities will be expected to be complete by October 15 and second choice candidates will end on December 15.

The rest of the students seeking admission will be available for other institutions till the January closing dates.

Ishaq Oloyede who is the registrar of JAMB said a Central Admission Processing System (CAPS) will be used to streamline admission processes among institutions based on challenges associated with the former approach.

He said: “All over the world, there is agitation for dynamic educational policy,” he said. “JAMB only admits for National Diploma, not Higher National Diploma; so why should we use the same requirement for ND and BSC, that is unreasonable parity.

“We should not be sentimental in fixing our cut off mark; we need not over-dramatise issue of cut off mark.”

He noted that the number of those seeking admission to study agriculture had dropped while those for medicine and health science rose.

He also spoke about illegal admissions saying the new process allows the registrar to approve all candidates.

“About 17,160 students were admitted without JAMB across institutions in Nigeria,” he added.

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  1. Abigail james says:

    pls i still don’t understand the meeting of lifting the post UCME. are they going to write it or what..???

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