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JAMB Approves 140 Cut-Off Mark For Universities

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has set 140 and above as cut off mark for 2022/23 admissions into universities across the country.

The Registrar of the board, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, disclosed this during a presentation at the 2022 Policy Meeting on Admissions to Tertiary Institutions and awards on Thursday in Abuja.

Oloyede said 100 has been approved as cut off mark into Polytechnics and Monotechnic while 80 for Colleges of Education.

JAMB Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, explained that the aforementioned points are the minimum, but that does not mean that institutions must comply wholly.

“Institutions have the liberty to determine their cut-off point but must not be below the cut off agreed at the policy meeting,” he explained.

Speaking, Adamu said just as in the previous admissions exercises, the admissions criteria still remain as approved and circulated.

“I admonish all and sundry to comply with the policy directives as decided at this meeting. Any infringement of any of the policy guidelines would be meted with appropriate sanctions,” he said.

He maintained that all applications for regular and non-regular admissions to tertiary institutions must be routed through the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) in conformity with its enabling law.

The Minister, however, urged the leadership of tertiary institutions to partner with the Federal Government in its frantic efforts at restoring industrial harmony into tertiary institutions in Nigeria.

“It is clear that a stable academic calendar is required for quality education and development in Nigeria. I also seize this opportunity to appeal to the trade unions in the tertiary education sub-sector to, in the interest of the future of Nigeria, call off the perennial strike and embrace genuine dialogue as a solution to our problems,” he said.

About Charles Igbinidu

Charles Igbinidu is a Public Relations practitioner in Lagos, Nigeria

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