JAMB retains minimum university cut-off mark at 120


The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has fixed the cut-off marks for tertiary institutions.

JAMB Registrar, Ishaq Oloyede, made this known on Tuesday at the policy meeting of the stakeholders of tertiary institutions in Abuja.

He said the stakeholders unanimously agreed that the minimum cut-off mark for university degree is to stand at 120.

The stakeholders, according to him, pegged that of polytechnic to be 100, colleges of education 100, while national innovative enterprise institution remained at 110 marks.

The registrar said the timelines for admission of first choice was October 15, while second choice would be December 15.

Oloyede also said 569,395 of the 1.7 million candidates that wrote this year’s UTME scored over 200 marks.

He said 23.8 per cent of the total number of the candidates scored below 160 marks.

Oloyede urged the heads of the various tertiary institutions to set their modalities for admissions exercises as it was not the board’s responsibility.

He said that no candidate without O’ Level prerequisite would be offered admission.

“JAMB has a Central Admissions Processing System (CAPS) to aid you on the admission exercises,” he said.

“CAPS will not replace admission processes of institutions. It will enable institutions to simply communicate with JAMB in a more dynamic and timely manner.

“It will also allow for flexible cut-off marks and candidates are allowed to make their choice of institution and course.”

The registrar, however, appealed to heads of institutions not to charge more than N2,000 for admission processes.