JAMB reveals 160 as cut-off mark for university admission

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The Joint Admission and Admission Board (JAMB) has actually announced 160 as the cut-off mark for admission into Nigerian universities for the 2019/2020 scholastic session.

The board said the cut off mark for Polytechnic is 120 while that of Colleges of Education and other ingenious institutions stands at 100.

Speaking at the 2020 policy meeting on admissions to tertiary institutions on Tuesday, the Registrar of JAMB, Ishaq Oloyede, said 612, 557 candidates were offered admission in 2019 out of the 1.8 m that composed the assessment.

He stated about 510,957 admission spaces were unused by tertiary institutions in 2019.

He said candidates awaiting their results will just be considered when they are uploaded on its site.

In his remarks, the Minister of Education, Adamu directed JAMB and tertiary organizations to proceed with the conduct of 2020/2021 admissions.

He said admission processes are expected to begin in August based upon the standards launched by JAMB.

The minister who was represented by the Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba, interested JAMB and tertiary institutions to think about prospects with previous years’ Senior School Certificate Examination and other qualifying results for the admission process.This is against the

background of the senior secondary school assessment calendar by the Covid-19 health crisis. He stated the federal government will make

a plan to accommodate candidates who will be taking the examination when the opportunity to do so is exercised.”As significant stakeholders, we need to jointly develop

reactions that would straighten our programs to these new truths. While these responses are being fine-tuned to check their capabilities and capabilities to stand up to the new truth,”he said. According to him, JAMB and the tertiary organizations could benefit from the

current scenario and consider prospects with previous years’ Senior School Certificate Assessment and other qualifying results, to continue on with the admission procedure.”Whatever plan that the country shows up in the long run, will undoubtedly

accommodate those who will be taking the assessment when the opportunity to do so is exercised.”