Surprising! JAMB Sets New Cut off Marks for all Tertiary Institutions

Surprising! JAMB Sets New Cut off Marks for all Tertiary Institutions

What you are going to read in this article will keep you dumbfounded for a while, but you just have to get used to uncommon truths. Now to the crux of the matter.
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. Rather than increasing or maintaining the existing cut off mark for universities (180), the board slashed it to a mind-blowing figure.

According to Premium Times, these decisions were taken at the 2017 Combined Policy Meetings on Admissions into Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria which ended on Tuesday, August 22.

Below are the new cut off marks for all tertiary institutions in the country:

1. The minimum cut off mark for universities - 120

2. For Polytechnics and Colleges of Education - 100

3. For Innovative Enterprising Institutes - 110

However, institutions were allowed to raise their cut off marks above JAMB’s stipulation.

Other things agreed on are:

1. Admissions into public degree awarding institutions for the 2017 UTME examination will end on 15th January, 2018 while private institutions will end theirs on 31st January, 2018.

2. Decisions on first choice candidates by universities are expected to be completed by October 15, and second choice candidates will end on December 15.

3. The rest of the students seeking admission will be available for other institutions till the January closing dates.

JAMB's registrar, Ishaq Oloyede, said a Central Admission Processing System (CAPS) will be used to streamline admission processes among institutions based on challenges associated with the former approach. One of these challenges he noted was the problem of illegal admission:
About 17,160 students were admitted without JAMB across institutions in Nigeria.
According to him, the new process allows the registrar to approve all candidates. 

NOTE: The Federal Government has given all tertiary institutions the freedom to conduct screening or post UTME exercise for candidates seeking admission into any institution.