JAMB abolishes general cut-off marks, allows institutions to set their minimum cut-off marks
JAMB has abolished the idea of setting a general cut-off mark for institutions. Institutions are now allowed to set their individual minimum benchmark for admission. This was part of the decision taken at the 2021 policy meeting which was held virtually and chaired by the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu.
According to the JAMB Registrar Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, some universities such as the University of Maiduguri proposed 150, Usman Dan Fodio University Sokoto proposed 140, Pan Atlantic University proposed 210, University of Lagos 200, Lagos State University190, Covenant University190, Bayero University Kano, 180.
In the meeting, the stakeholders also approved October 29, 2021 as the deadline for the closure of amendments for 2021 admissions.
On the deadline for the closure of admissions, the stakeholders resolved to allow the ministry to decide as they could not agree on the December 31, 2021 deadline for all public institutions and January 31st 2022 for all private institutions.
This means that schools will begin announcing their Post-UTME sales forms and screening dates soon. The time to start your preparation is now.
The meeting approved that for Direct Entry, DE, the maximum score a candidate can present is 6 and the minimum is 2 or E, as required by law.
The stakeholders also exempted prison inmates, visually impaired and foreign candidates from sitting for post UTME exercise.
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