“We don't choose cut-off for institutions” JAMB says
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“We don’t choose cut-off for institutions” JAMB says

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According to the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), tertiary institutions, not the testing organization, should choose and decide on the cut-off marks for admission for candidates.

JAMB cut-off marks, STECHITEGIST
Prof Ishaq Oloyede

The truth is that there isn’t anything comparable to a national minimum UTME score for all universities, polytechnics, or institutes of education in Nigeria, said JAMB spokesman Dr. Fabian Benjamin in a statement yesterday. Only specific schools determine their minimum admittance requirements based on their unique requirements. JAMB plays absolutely no part in the decision of the institutions regarding how or by what standards they desire to accept students. The purpose of JAMB is to prevent goalposts from being changed in the middle of a game.

“Candidates must also be aware that placement into tertiary schools is not solely based on UTME result. As a result, many uninformed candidates pay excessive attention to the so-called UTME cut-off point because they mistakenly believe that by meeting the so-called minimum national score or cut-off point for admission, they have ultimately met the benchmark.

Benjamin stated that JAMB administers the UTME and provides the results to the universities for the administration of admissions. He said that a policy meeting, attended by the leaders of all the institutions, is convened prior to the admissions process and is presided over by the minister of education.

The meeting is where the admission guidelines are presented and discussed, not JAMB, which is only one of a large number of attendees. The recommendations from individual institutions and their preferred minimum admission scores are included. It might also interest you to read NAFDAC Workers Suspends Six-Weeks Old Strike

JAMB cut-off marks, STECHITEGIST

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