Jamb cut off marks for 2020 admission to be fixed June 16

JAMB announces cut off mark for 2020 entry into Tertiary Institutions

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By Amaka Obi

The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board, JAMB, has announced 160 and above as the minimum cut-off mark for 2020 admissions into public universities, 120 and above for Polytechnics and 100 and above for both college of Education and Innovation Enterprise Institutions.

This was announced by the JAMB Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, at the 2020 Policy Meeting on Admissions to Tertiary Institutions on Tuesday in Abuja.

He mentioned that the cut off, was concluded on after much discussion with the Tertiary institutions. 

”No University would be allowed to admit a candidate if he or she has scored less than 160 in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

”Also, that is not the only thing that would be taken for admission, some would conduct post UTME and other physical assessments and that will be added to it to determine the cut-off mark.

”All those who prescribed less than 160 for universities cannot be accepted but 160 and above and the same goes for Polytechnics and Colleges of Education.

”Every institution will have what it prescribed for itself except for those who prescribed lower marks and have to come up above the minimum mark,” he said.

Oloyede further stated that there would be no admissions outside the board’s Central Admissions Processing System (CAPS) and also no institution should go against the agreed score or face sanction. 

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