In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 16th, June, 2020

JAMB Units 160 As Minimize-Off Mark For Universities

JAMB Sets 160 As Cut-Off Mark For Universities


JAMB Units 160 As Minimize-Off Mark For Universities


The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has set 160 because the minimal cut-off mark for universities throughout the nation within the 2020 admission session.

JAMB’s registrar Ishaq Oloyede made the announcement on Tuesday June 16, after the 20th coverage assembly on admissions to tertiary establishments. The cut-off mark for polytechnics was pegged at 120, whereas that of Schools of Training stays at 100 and above.

Commenting on the admission statistics for 2019, Oloyede mentioned that 612,557 candidates had been supplied admission however 510,957 admission areas remained unused by the establishments. He added that only one,157,977 candidates who had the required 5 credit with English and Arithmetic, sat for its Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) final yr.

Minister of Training, Adamu Adamu on his personal half mentioned he has directed JAMB and tertiary establishments to proceed with the conduct of their 2020/2021 admissions which is able to begin in August.

Adamu Mentioned;

“As main stakeholders, we should collectively give you reactions that will realign our programmes to those new realities.

“JAMB and tertiary establishments may reap the benefits of the present state of affairs, contemplate candidates with earlier years SSCE and different qualifying outcomes, to proceed on with the admission course of.

“No matter association that the nation comes up with in the long term will certainly accommodate those that will likely be taking the examination when the chance to take action is labored out.”


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