The Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB) has reduced the minimum cut-off score for admission into universities to 120.
The chairman of the board, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede said this in Abuja on Tuesday; he also informed that the board has reduced the minimum cut off for polytechnics to 100 points. He said, “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.”
Prof Oloyede said that several undergraduates in the universities today are admitted illegally by higher institutions and JAMB has had to regularize this. He condoned the act and has stressed that JAMB is out to prevent any such occurrence from henceforth. “The admission process is now automated with the direct involvement of the Registrar of JAMB for final approval.
The decision concerning the cut off points was reached after a combined policy meeting on admissions into universities, polytechnics, and other higher institutions in Nigeria. The vice chancellors, rectors, and provosts of the higher institution were in attendance. They also decided that the admission into first choice universities should close by October 15 and the admissions into second choice universities should be concluded by December 15, 2017