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JAMB Releases New Cut-off Mark For Tertiary Institutions

– 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.

The Federal Government explained that all tertiary institutions were at liberty to conduct screening for candidates seeking admission into any school.

I don’t think this is what Nigerian demand for in educational sector, this people should face reality and stop causing more problem to destroy the integration of Nigeria

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Ajayi Alexander · 

Educational Consultant at Self-Employed
Although,The total score is now 340 not 400 as usuall,but the 120 score for universities is still low,i think the university should be 165 and polythecnics 120.Otherwise,the nigerian students shall become lazy and the educational system will definitely drop.
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Mzega Iorlaha · 

Works at Nigerian Television Authority
yes i agree totally with Aayi Alexander , the reduction in jamb score in the universities and other institutions will further drop our educational standard.
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Ajayi Alexander · 

Educational Consultant at Self-Employed
Despite the fact that JAMB reduces the cut-off mark,The Universities and Other tertiary institution will still maintain their standard..And decide on whom to admit.Last year,They cancel Post-utme Exam after some schools has done their own post-utme.This year again,reduction in cut-off mark after some schools has done their screening….This may create confussion in the mind of nigerian students and they may proberbly see Jamb as comedy,which need not to be taking seriously again…And our Educational System become weaker.
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Chuks Xtant Simon · 

Works at Single
thats very good
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Henry Soribe · 

Petroleum Training Institute, Effurun
This is a one point destruction of our Educational system,a great urgue to send your kids abroad for quality Education,a training of a new generation of Nigerians with low IQs(please forgive me if i hurt you),this is the worst policy of this Administration,what is happening! God help us!
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Tz Honex Tea · 

Teacher at ASSET Education Centre
this is rubbish God what is nigeria turning to? 120 cut off mark? mheennnnnn this people are insane
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Ayodele Ololade

this makes sense
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Joel Ayuba · 

FUT Minna
much better……….becos jamb is not true test of knowldge!!!
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Mhizta Daniel Peter · 

Deputy Managing Director at E-square Cyber Cafe
It make sense
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Adekunle John · 

Chief Executive Officer at Ondo City
Thanx God for that.
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Ahaa Godwin Godwinzy · 

Studying at Student
WE THANK GOD FORTHAT, I THINK THAT IT IS TRUE, I LIKE IT OOOOOOOOO
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Musa Sadau · 

Assistant Director at SUBEB,Katsina
VERY INTRESTING+
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Appolus Queency Appolus · 

Sureway high school
xoxoxoxo API
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Pius Ughele · 

Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State, Nigeria
its bc of people like rufai titilope nigeria will never cancel jamb
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Iwuala Tony Nwachukwu · 

Infobridge Technology
SEEN IS BELEIVING UNTILL WE SEE WE BELEIVE IS TRUE .NIGER. NA WOOO
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James Kelly · 

Studying at Students Nigeria
think of it many nigeria student are not going to school again because they scared of the jamb because even do they write they will not pass , that why many the education system the nigeria is very low
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James Kelly · 

Studying at Students Nigeria
am so happy that they reduce the mark , because of this many nigeria student are going to another country to school which is every bad . i think that why they reduce the mark , and they should think of it they should increase and the student faculity that will been every good . because education in nigeria is every poor , even our president go to outside country to take treatment is very bad , they only think of politic , they should help the county.
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Marwan Abdul · 

Works at Student
Let know the reason behind the deduction of this before we can praise them.
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Rufai Titilope · 

MANAGRESS at Southern Success Business Enterprise Centre
very soon nigerian will meet up with other country because no other country they are wrote jamb before entry institution but i know God is able they will soon cancel jamb in Nigeria too because of ordinary jaamb some student stain at home 4 – 5 years before they go for prelim or diploma
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Olasupo Ayodeji · 

The Apostolic Church Grammar School, Ketu, Lagos
its good news and bad news, good news that people will go to school early, but the school’s performance will be very low because if someone could not do well in Jamb, how will the person cope with university studies although there are some exceptions
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Abdul Salam Abdul Rasheed · 

Works at Kwara State Polytechnic Ilorin
GOOD NEWS TO BUT THE BORAD SHOULD MORNITOR THIS BECAUSE SOME UNIVERSIRTY WILL DO THEIR POLICY
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Amjustcoded Ifeanyi · 

Chief Executive Officer at Coded Gang Empire
atleast people can now go to sch de year they applied
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