JAMB lifts ban on post UTME, pegs new cut-off marks

JAMB lifts ban on post UTME, pegs new cut-off marks

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Tuesday released the cut-off marks for Nigerian institutions while also lifting the ban for post UTME examination.


The decisions of the admission board were reached at the 2017 Combined Policy Meetings on Admissions into Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria which ended on Tuesday, August 22.

According to JAMB, the minimum cut-off marks for Nigerian universities were pegged at 12, with Polytechnics and colleges of education were at 100, while innovative enterprising institutes was pegged at 110

JAMB also reached a conclusion 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.

Confirming the latest development, the registrar of the admission board, 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.

In his own words, Oloyede 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.”

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