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JAMB announces new cut-off mark for Universities, Polytechnics, and Colleges



Head of Tertiary Institutions and the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) have adopted 160 for Universities, 120 for Polytechnics and 100 for Colleges  as Cut-Off Marks for 2020/2021 admissions.

JAMB disclosed this on Tuesday, at its policy meeting held online that cut-off mark for admission into Tertiary Institutions stands at 160,120, 100 and above.

The  Registrar of JAMB, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, who said this, added that polytechnics cut-off mark was put at 120 and above while that of the Colleges of Education stands at 100 and above.

According to the Registrar, no Institution is allowed to go beyond the set benchmark for the 2020/2021 admissions.

He said: “One of the decisions taken was that universities will have minimum score point of UTME as decided by each of the universities.

”For the polytechnics and colleges of education, it is also as decided by each of the institutions except that no Institutions would be allowed to admit a candidate for universities if you have scored less than 160 in UTME but that is not the only thing that will be taken for admission.

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“Some of theme will do Post- UTME and some of them will do physical assessment and that will be added to it (UTME score) to determine the cut-off or what we call the minimum score.

“The minimum score as decided at the meeting for universities will be 160, for polytechnics will be 120 and for colleges of education will be 100. That does not mean that it is to be accepted and we have seen what each institution has decided.

“Nobody can admit a candidate with a score less than what the institution prescribed, that’s, the who set 210 can be 210 not 209. Those who set 200 is 200 but nobody is allowed to go below 160 for universities.”

It is also disclosed during the meeting that, admissions are expected to commence in August.