JAMB gives institutions liberty to decide cut-off marks for admissions

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, on Tuesday, cancelled national cut-off marks for admission into tertiary institutions.

This was announced by the Registrar of JAMB, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, after the 2021 policy meeting, which was held virtually, and chaired by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu.

According to him, “Some universities such as the University of Maiduguri, proposed 150; Usman Dan Fodio University, Sokoto, proposed 140; Pan Atlantic University proposed 210; University of Lagos 200; Lagos State University, 190; Covenant University 190; and Bayero University, Kano, 180.

“Institutions have now been given the liberty to decide cut-off marks; there will be no cut-off marks [stipulation] from JAMB.”

At the meeting, it was agreed that the maximum score a candidate can present for direct entry (DE) is 6 and the minimum is 2 or E.

Also, the stakeholders resolved to allow the education ministry to decide the deadline for closing admissions after they couldn’t agree on December 31 for all public institutions and January 31, 2022, for privates.

As in the 2021 guidelines, all applications for part-time or full-time NCE, OND, and others programmes are to be posted only through JAMB.

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