Did JAMB Actually peg 2017 Admission Cut Off Mark at 120?.


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 N2000 .

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