120, 100, Jamb cut off marks for 2017 is a game plan

When I see some groups of Jambite rejoicing because JAMB cut off marks for 2017 has been reduced, its makes me smile.


Because this set of people don’t know that the reduction of Jamb cut off marks for 2017 is a game plan.

Below is what someone share on Facebook;

So now that JAMB has lowered the general cut off marks to 100, 120 and above. People that scored from 100 and above will be rejoicing now! 

But wait oo!  

JAMB, if lowering the standard of education in Nigeria was the sole aim of conducting this year UTME, why did you even conduct it? 

Imaging a test of 400/400 and you’re setting the average accepted point to 100/400. This is very poor.  

Now UTME candidates will be so unserious! 


Here is the harsh reality!

Recalled that JAMB cut off marks for 2016 was pegs at 180 for universities and 150 for polytechnics and colleges of education.

Also, institutions were banned from conducting post UTME and a new system of admission called ” point base system ” was used to give admission to candidates who merit it.

And just this year that the Federal government has uplifted the banned place on institutions not to conduct Post Utme test, the board decided to reduced JAMB cut off marks for 2017.

I smells something fishy! Don’t you?

Recalled that in the policy meeting conducted by JAMB to decides the 2017 JAMB cut off marks there were universities vice Chancellor’s and Admission officers present. How come they unanimously accepted the cut off marks at 120 and 100?

Wait, let me open your eyes a little;

Most universities want to make more money from the sales of post utme forms this year and the only possible way they can accomplished that is through the reduction of JAMB cut off marks.

Read Also: ASUU: Why we rejects 120 as varsity cut off marks for Admission.

As this would pave ways for more candidates to purchase the Post-Utme form thereby putting more money in the universities wallets.

Even though JAMB cut off marks for 2017 has been pegs at 120 for universities, some top universities in Nigeria like UNILAG, UI, UNIBEN, OAU, University of Nigeria, Nsukka and others will never accept 120 as cut off marks.

What to do if your JAMB cut off marks is below 180

So what should you do if your JAMB cut off marks falls between 180 and 120?

Find a course/university with low entry requirements that have the same subject combination as the one you previously choose. Buy JAMB Change of Course and institutions form and change to it. Luckily, you might be admitted if you have the cut marks of the university you applied for.

Wishing all university’s admission seekers this year admission into their preferred institutions.

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