JAMB Cancels General Cut-Off Marks
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, has cancelled general cut-off marks for admission into tertiary institutions across the country.
The body also gave institutions the freedom to set preferred minimum cut-off marks for admission.
The decision was reached at the end of the 2021 policy meeting chaired by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu.
Registrar of JAMB, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, while speaking during the meeting said;
“Some universities such as University of Maiduguri proposed 150, Usman Dan Fodio University Sokoto proposed 140, Pan Atlantic University proposed 210, University of Lagos 200, Lagos State University 190, Covenant University 190, Bayero University Kano, 180.
“Institutions have now been given the liberty to decide cut off marks, there will be no cut off from JAMB.”
Stakeholders also resolved to allow the education ministry decide a date as deadline for admission into institutions.
This is even as the stakeholders could not agree on the proposed December 31, 2021 deadline for all public institutions and January 31, 2022 for all private institutions.
Stakeholders also adopted the 2021 admission guidelines, which provide that all applications for part-time or full-time programmes for degree, NCE, OND, and others must be posted only through JAMB.
The meeting approved that for Direct Entry, the maximum score a candidate can present is 6 and the minimum is 2 or E, as required by law.