The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), has officially set the minimum cut-off mark for admission into tertiary institutions for the 2017 Academic year. JAMB Sets University Cut-off Mark. Check below to see the cut off mark.
JAMB Sets University Cut-off Mark
This was announced after the policy meeting of the education sector which took place today, Tuesday, August 22nd.
The board fixed the UTME admission cut-off points for universities at 120 and pegged the entry qualifications benchmark into polytechnics, colleges of education and monotechnics at 100.
But candidates seeking degree admission into the colleges of education must equally possess 120 like that of the universities.
They agreed that admission into first choice universities should close on October 15 while December 15, 2017 was set as the closing date for second choice admission by institutions.
JAMB Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede said universities, with the decision, are not to go below the minimum 120 cut-off points adopted by the meeting for admissions.
He called for the adoption of flexible cut-off marks for admission processes by higher institutions in the country.
He said, “What JAMB has done is to recommend; We will only determine the minimum, whatever you determine as your admission cut-off mark is your decision.
“The Senate and academic boards of universities should be allowed to determine their cut-off marks.”
The Registrar said the board discovered over 17,160 illegally admitted students by higher institutions, adding that the body has regularized some of them.
He said, “30 % of those in higher institutions do not take JAMB or have less than the cut-off marks.
“The admission process is now automated with direct involvement of the registrar of JAMB for final approval.
“We have agreed to regularize admissions that were done under the table this year. From next year we will not accept anything like that.”
Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu described as a mistake, the Federal Government’s ban on tests conducted by universities after the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations. He explained that post-UTME was banned because it had become an avenue for corruption.
Adamu however encouraged higher institutions to conduct aptitude tests for candidates seeking admission, and pegged the fee for the test at N2000.
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