JAMB announces 140 as cut-off mark for university admission

JAMB announces 140 as cut-off mark for university admission
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JAMB announces 140 as cut-off mark for university admission.

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), heads of tertiary institutions, and other stakeholders in the country’s education sector have announced the minimal cut-off point for admissions in the 2022–2023 academic session.

The stakeholders declared that the minimum cut-off mark for admission into Nigerian universities would be 140, the polytechnics would require 100, and colleges of education would require 100 at a Policy Meeting on Admissions presided over by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, in Abuja.

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JAMB announces 140 as cut-off mark for university admission

The implication is that every institution has the right to set its own cut-off mark, even up to 220, but no one would be allowed to go below the agreed minimum marks of 100 for colleges of education, 100 for polytechnics, and 140 for universities, according to JAMB’s registrar, Professor Ishaq Oloyede, who announced the cut-off after thorough debates and votes by vice-chancellors of universities, rectors of polytechnics, and provosts

Only 378,639 of the 1,761,338 candidates who took the UTME in 2022 received a score of 200 or higher, according to the JAMB registrar.

JAMB announces 140 as cut-off mark for university admission

Oloyede provided more exam numbers, noting that 378,639 candidates scored higher than 200; 520,596 candidates scored 190 or higher; 704,991 candidates scored 180 or higher; 934,103 candidates scored 170 or higher; and 1,192,057 candidates scored 160 or higher.

Oloyede continued by pointing out that the board permitted applicants whose results were still pending to enrol for the 2022 UTME.

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“JAMB permitted applicants who were awaiting results to enrol and take the UTME in 2022. These applicants cannot be taken into consideration for admission while awaiting results. Before the start of admissions, they must upload their O’level results to the board’s portal, according to Oloyede.

Specifically with regard to approved quotas, ratios, and other specifications meant for improved quality, accountability, and equity, the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, urged all institutions to strictly abide by all admission regulations set forth by regulatory bodies like the National Universities Commission (NUC), National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), and National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE).

“I recommended tertiary institutions to adopt a more flexible stance in the admissions process during the 2021 Policy Meeting, provided that all activities are in compliance with the rules. One size does not fit all is harmful, which is why the law stipulates that JAMB must respect the distinctive characteristics of each institution while performing its duties.

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“We introduced the Central Admissions Processing System (CAPS) in 2017 to abolish the prehistoric activities around admission procedures toward nuzzling transparency and admissions accountability,” he claims. On this point, it was mandated that all tertiary institution admissions in Nigeria be handled through the CAPS.

This indicates that, in accordance with its enabling statute, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board must process all applications for regular and non-regular admissions to tertiary institutions. I am aware that JAMB publishes particular advisories to direct various steps in the procedure. Therefore, in the interest of the sector, I kindly request that every Institution abide by these advice.

“By the last policy meeting, I had agreed that all unauthorized admissions from 2017 to 2020 would be tolerated as long as the applicants met the requirements for admission to their particular programs of study.

“I am aware that the procedure caused the impacted institutions to declare around one million admissions as fraudulent for the relevant periods.

“When the procedure is finished, relevant steps will be taken to track and sanction all responsible Heads of Institutions, whether or not they are still in their positions. I kept a tight eye on the 2021 and 2022 exercises in order to spot any violators and punish them harshly. I must restate my position that no offender will escape punishment, even after their term in office has expired.

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