UI, JAMB disagree on cut-off mark
The management of the University of Ibadan has declared the cut-off mark for the premier institution remains 200 as against 160 agreed on by the Joint Admissions Matriculation Board (JAMB) and stakeholders of higher institutions.
On Tuesday, JAMB and stakeholders at the 19th Policy Meeting on Admissions to Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria approved 160 and above as the national minimum benchmark for 2019 admission into public universities.
But many educationists criticized the cut-off mark, describing it as ridiculously low and a further indication of the falling standard of education.
The management of the premier university on its part said it will have nothing to do with the national minimum cut-off mark.
In a statement by the office of its Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Idowu Olayinka, the institution declared that for the avoidance of doubts in the minds of prospective admission seekers, their parents and guardians, alumni and alumnae as well as the general public, the minimum mark for any course at the University of Ibadan, and all its Affiliated Institutions, remains 200 out of the maximum of 400.
The statement added that this has been the position of the Senate of the University since the matriculation examinations into Nigerian Universities commenced in 1978.