The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB has release cut off marks for 2017 Admission process.
Just as we updated in our previous post on JAMB policy meeting 2017 that the cut of marks for admission was going to be decided, the Joint admission and Matriculation board, Jamb has finally releases the cut off marks for admission this year.
The board as of today Tuesday 22 August said that out of 1.7 million candidates who wrote this year’s UTME, 569,395 scored over 200 marks.
Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, Chancellor, JAMB, revealed this at the political meeting of the stakeholders of the Tertiary Institutions in Abuja.
He said 23.8 percent of the total number of candidates scored below 160 marks.
He also said that the stakeholders had unanimously agreed that the minimum cut off mark for University degree should be 120.
The stakeholders, according to him, set those of Polytechnic at 100, College of Education 100, while National Innovative Enterprise Institution remained at 110 Marks.
The registrar said that the deadlines for the admission of first choice applicants is October 15, while that of second choice would be December 15.
It was also been agreed that admission into public higher education institutions for the UTME examination 2017 will end on 15 January 2018, while private institutions will end on 31 January 2018.
Oloyede urged the heads of the various tertiary institutions to put their modalities into practice, since it was not the responsibility of the board to do so.
He said no candidate would be offered admission without O ‘level requirement.
“JAMB has a central approval processing system to help you with your regulatory work.
“CAPS will not replace the reception processes of institutions. It would enable an institutions to communicate with JAMB in a simpler and more timely manner.
“It will also be allowed for flexible cut-off marks and candidates to make their choice of institution and of course,” he said.
The registrar, however, appealed to the heads of the institutions to charged no more than N2,000 for the processes of admission.
In his remark, the education minister, Malam Adamu Adamu, praised the board for carrying out the UTME with transparency.
He also added that stakeholders have worked together to create unity for the development of education in the country.
“We are committed to expanding access to students in our institutions”.
“Ensuring justice in rural and urban areas, we are committed to re-focusing our curricula to meet our development needs,” he said.
Adamu, however, advised the heads of the institutions to include qualified candidates in the most transparent and flexible manner.
Recalled that the federal Government earlier said that he has uplifted the banned it placed on higher institutions not to carried out Post – UTME.
He said that institutions are free to conduct Post UTME to further test their applicants level of qualification.
Candidates should therefore note that some universities will conducts post UTME test this year.
NAN reported that the meeting was attended by stakeholders in public and private tertiary institutions.