The Joints Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has approved cut-off marks for 2019/2020 admission across all tertiary institutions in the county that is public and private universities, public and private polytechnics and college of education.
The decision was arrived at during the 19th policy meeting on admissions into tertiary institutions with the meeting taking place at Tuesday, June 11, in Gbongan, Osun according to a report by News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
During the meeting, 160 was approved as the cut-off mark for admissions into public universities and 140 for private universities.
Prof. Isaq Oloyede, JAMB registrar who presided over the meeting also approved 120 as cut-off marks for public polytechnics and 110 for admission into private polytechnics.
For college of education, 100 marks was approved as the barest minimum score obtainable for admissions consideration.
The JAMB registrar also stated that admission into all universities would be conducted on Central Admission Processing System.
He said that JAMB wasn’t responsible for fixing cut off marks for tertiary institutions but that it was rather an agreement between stakeholders and institutions at the policy meeting.
According to Oloyede, these institutions cannot fix cut-off marks below what was approved by stakeholders at the policy meeting.
In his remarks, the Minister of Education ably represented by Joel Ojo, director of tertiary institutions said that the outcome of the recent investigation of the UTME registration of candidates carried out by the JAMB Admissions was what forced a review of the examination industry.
He said JAMB Policy meeting remained the only acceptable forum where plans and programmes for admissions are discussed and also approved to guide the placement of qualified candidates to tertiary institutions.
The board announced that 4636 more results of it’s most recent Unified Tertairy Matriculation Examination has been released. This was made known by the board’s Head, Media and Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin.