The authorities of the University of Ibadan (UI) has revealed that the cut-off mark for the institution remains 200 as against 160 agreed on by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and stakeholders of tertiary institutions.
Recalled that the examination board, publicly announced on Tuesday that the cut-off mark for admission into federal universities is 160 for 2019 admission.
However, some educationists criticized the cut-off, describing it as ridiculosly low and a further indication of the falling standard of education.
But, University of Ibadan (UI), on its part, stated that the institution will have nothing to do with the national minimum cut-off mark.
“For the avoidance of doubts in the minds of our propective admission seekers, their parents and guardians, our alumni and alumnae and the general public, the minimum mark for any course at the University of Ibadan, and all its affilited institutions, remain 200 out of the maximum of 400.
“This has been the position of the Senate of the university since the matriculation examinations into Nigerian Universities commenced in 1978,” the institution’s Vice Chancellor, Prof. Idowu Olayinka stated.