JAMB cancels national cut off marks, makes new decisions

JAMB cancels national cut off marks, makes new decisions

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has cancelled the national cut-off mark.

The body said it would now be left for Nigeria’s tertiary institutions to determine its admission benchmark.

This decision was made on Tuesday at the 2021 policy meeting presided over by the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu.

The Registrar of JAMB Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, who spoke during the forum said some universities such as the University of Maiduguri proposed 150, Usman Dan Fodio University Sokoto proposed 140, Pan Atlantic University proposed 210, University of Lagos 200, Lagos State University190, Covenant University 190, and Bayero University Kano, 180.

According to the stakeholders, the 2021 admissions will be conducted only through JAMB CAPS and no institution is allowed to admit candidates without uploading their details onto the portal.

Institutions get nod to determine cut-off points for admissions

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board(JAMB) has adopted the minimum cut-off marks for 2021 admissions sent by tertiary institutions.

This means that there will be no uniform cut-off marks for 2021/2022 admissions.

JAMB Registrar Prof Is-haq Oloyede displayed the minimum cut off marks adopted by tertiary institutions at the 2021 policy meeting on Tuesday in Abuja.

According to the new arrangement, universities are not allowed to go below 120 and polytechnics and colleges of education, 100 for admission.

The meeting agreed that the total fee for Post – Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination fee should not be more than N2, 000.

Oloyede warned the institutions not to go beyond the pegged fee during the meeting.

He said: “Nobody should charge more than N2,000. The total gross is N2, 000. It is not allowed by institutions to allow candidates to procure administrative charges.

No institution is allowed to capture or demand any result upload. It is the one that we upload on caps that we will send to all of you. The biometrics supplied by jamb should be used for the exercise.

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