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Jamb Sets,160 As Cut-off Mark For University Admission

Jamb Sets, 160 As Cut-off Mark For University Admission

Jamb Sets, 160 As Cut-off Mark For University Admission

 

THE Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has set benchmark for entrance into tertiary institutions for the 2020 school session.

 

JAMB revealed Tuesday, at its meeting held online that cut-off mark for entrance into tertiary institutions starts from 160 and above.

 

Ishaq Oloyede, who said this, also mentioned that polytechnics cut-off mark was put at 120 or more while that of the Colleges of education remains at 100 or more.

Jamb Sets, 160 As Cut-off Mark For University Admission

Oloyede likewise revealed that a sum of 612,557 candidates were offered admission in 2019 similarly as he said around 510,957 spaces were unused by tertiary institutions in 2019.

 

He said, only 1,157,977 candidates had the necessary five credits with English and Mathematics that sat for the UTME a year ago.

Jamb Sets, 160 As Cut-off Mark For University Admission

 

“Out of 1,157,977 candidates who sat for UTME in 2019, around 612,557 were admitted,” he said in his opening address at the event.

 

Oloyede noted that candidates waiting for their results will only be considered when they are uploaded on its site.

 

Jamb Sets, 160 As Cut-off Mark For University Admission

 

In his comments, Minister of Education, has given JAMB and tertiary institutions the go ahead to continue with the conduct of 2020/2021 admission.

 

The process of admission are expected to start by August based on the rules released by JAMB

 

Represented by the Minister of state for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba, Adamu urged JAMB and tertiary institutions to consider candidates with previous years Senior School Certificate Examination and other qualifying results,

 

He said government will make plans that will suit candidates who will be taking the examination whenever the chance to do so is worked out.

The Minister Stated:

“As major stakeholders, we must jointly come up with reactions that would realign our programmes to these new realities.

 

“While these reactions are being fine-tuned to check their capacities and capabilities to withstand the new reality, JAMB and tertiary institutions could take advantage of the current situation and consider

 

candidates with previous years Senior School Certificate Examination and other qualifying results, to proceed on with the admission process.

 

“Whatever arrangement that the country comes up with in the long run, will surely accommodate those who will be taking the examination when the opportunity to do so is worked out.”

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