JAMB Finally Cut 120 for Universities, 100 for Polytechnics – FG Lifts Ban on Post UTME
JAMB (Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board) said that the cut off mark for 2017/2018 admission into the Nigeria higher institutions had been reduced to 120 marks for universities and 100 marks for polytechnics and college of educations.
This was revealed by the JAMB Registrar, Professor Is-haq Oloyede after a meeting with the authorities of higher institutions in FCT Nigeria. This new development is because; only 569,395 out of the 1.7 million participants of 2017/2018 JAMB UTME, scored over 200 marks, while 23.8 percent of the total number of the candidates scored below 160 marks.
Other outcomes of the meeting were that the first choice institution admission must end on October 15 and admission into second choice institutions should end on December 15.
He also said that no higher institution will offer an admission to candidates who scored below 100 marks.
The Registrar said “admissions would be given by institutions based on agreed quotas prescribed by regulatory bodies including National Universities Commission, National Commission for Colleges of Education and National Board for Technical Education. Merit, catchment areas and educationally disadvantaged states would be among the criteria”.
Candidates offered courses of not preferred choices are advised to accept or reject the courses within three days. Candidates who accepted the new courses offered to them are required to visit JAMB website www.j amb.org.ng and change to the new courses.
FG Lifts Ban on POST UTME, Higher Institutions to Decide on Post UTME Cut off Mark
After the meeting at Abuja; the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, also revealed that the federal government’s ban on 2016 post-UTME examination was an error.
He further disclosed that the ban had been lifted by the FG and it is up-to every higher institution and their senates to decide on the desired post-UTME cut-off marks for their institutions.