The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board, JAMB, has announced 160 and above as the national minimum cut-off mark for 2020 admissions into public universities.
Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, JAMB Registrar,announced this during a presentation of the policy considerations at the 2020 Policy Meeting on Admissions to Tertiary Institutions on Tuesday in Abuja.
“120 and above have been approved as cut-off marks into Polytechnics and 100 and above for both Colleges of Education and Innovation Enterprise Institutions.” Oloyede said.
He explained that the decision was taken after each of the Institutions had voted and prescribed minimum cut off marks for their schools.
Based on the guidelines released by JAMB during the meeting, 2020 admissions for first choice is expected to commence in August.
“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 institution 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.
“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.”Oloyede said.