In the middle of the rising concern over the cut-off marks for admission into the country’s tertiary institutions, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), has said that higher institutions with approved cut-off marks can maintain their scores.
Recall that in the 2019 Policy Meeting held by JAMB with education stakeholders, 160 was generally approved as the national minimum acceptable score for admission into public universities while 140 was approved for private universities.
120 and 110 was approved for public and private polytechnics respectively while 100 and above was approved for Colleges of Education and 90 for Innovative Enterprise Institutions.
The examination board’s weekly bulletin stated that adopted cut-off marks do not apply to those tertiary institutions which had on their own submitted higher cut-off marks.
The bulletin also explained that prior to the policy meeting, various higher institutions were requested to submit their acceptance scores, adding that the cut off marks were therefore announced after the collation and review.
According to the weekly bulletin, the policy meeting had warned that on no account should any institution be allowed to admit students using an aggregate score less than the ones agreed upon at the meeting.
The meeting which was presided over by the Acting Secretary of the Education Ministry, Sonny Echono directed that all admissions to tertiary institutions in Nigeria must be through JAMB.