JAMB pegs varsity admission cut-off mark at 120 – Punch Newspapers

JAMB pegs varsity admission cut-off mark at 120

JAMB registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede.

According to punch corespondent, Adelani Adepegba , Abuja

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board on Tuesday pegged the minimum cut – off mark for admissions into universities at 120 .

The decision was taken in collaboration with Vice Chancellors , Rectors and Provosts of higher institutions in the country at a combined policy meeting on admissions into universities , polytechnics and other higher institutions in Nigeria , in Abuja , on Tuesday .

The stakeholders also adopted 100 as the minimum cut -off mark for admission into polytechnics.

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 N 2000.



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