JAMB Fixes Cut-off Marks for Universities, Polytechnics, Colleges of Education

File photo: A cross-section of candidates writing the 2017 JAMB and UTME computer based examination

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has fixed minimum cut off marks for Nigeria’s tertiary institutions.

In a decision taken at the 2017 Combined Policy Meetings on Admissions into Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria which ended on Tuesday, the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), said it has fixed minimum cut off marks for Nigeria’s tertiary institutions.

According to Premium Times, the minimum cut off marks for admissions into universities in Nigeria was set for 120, polytechnics and colleges of education pegged at 100, while that of innovative enterprising institutes was pegged at 110.
The board who disclosed that Institutions are at liberty to raise their cut off marks for admission above the minimum set by JAMB, also said that admissions into public degree awarding institutions for the 2017 UTME examination will end on January 15, 2018 while for private institutions, it ends on January 31, 2018.
Also, decisions on first choice candidates by universities will end on October 15, and second choice candidates will end on December 15; after which the remaining students will be available in the market place for other institutions till the January closing dates.


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