The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) today Tuesday, August 21, 2017 unanimously put the minimum cut-off mark for admissions into universities for the 2017/2018 academic session at 120.
In a telephone chat with THE PRECISION, the Registrar of JAMB, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede noted that the decision was taken in collaboration with Vice Chancellors, Rectors and Provosts of higher institutions in the country at a combined policy meeting on admissions into universities, polytechnics and other higher institutions in Nigeria, in Abuja.
The policy makers also pegged at 100 the minimum cut-off mark for admission into polytechnics.
It was also agreed that admission into first choice universities should close on October 15 while December 15, 2017 was set as the closing date for second choice admission by institutions.
Prof. Oloyede said with the decision, universities are not to go below the minimum 120 cut-off points adopted at the meeting for admissions.
He also urged the universities to adopt flexible cut-off marks for admission processes.
“What JAMB has done is to recommend; We will only determine the minimum, whatever you determine as your admission cut-off mark is your decision.
“The Senate and academic boards of universities should be allowed to determine their cut-off marks.”
Source: The Precision