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April 23, 2024
Education

JAMB, varsities fix 140 as admissions cut-off score

The minimum cut-off score for admissions in the 2023/2024 academic session has been set at 140, as agreed upon by the vice-chancellors of Nigerian universities.

Prof Ishaq Oloyede, the Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), made this known during the 2023 policy meeting in Abuja.

Olojede, also added that Universities are been allowed to decide individual cut-off marks for their candidates,

Some institutions have however started proposing cut-off marks for their candidates. Both the University of Jos and the Federal University of Technology had proposed 180, while the University of Ibadan, University of Benin, and University of Lagos proposed 200 each among others.

The Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos State, had the highest benchmark of 220. About 15 universities, especially those in the private sector, advised that the benchmark be reduced to 120 but the proposal was dismissed, while a minimum score of 100 was decided as the benchmark for admissions for polytechnics and Colleges of Education.

Meanwhile, the Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Education, Andrew Adejoh, said, “We have heard the voices of the majority. Most of the universities have agreed and the decision stands that 140 is the minimum benchmark for university admissions.”

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