Jamb cut off mark for 2020/2021 admission for all schools in Nigeria

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Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board jamb has raised the cut off mark for admission-seeking candidates, but it still faces backlash for lowering standards.

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board jamb has come under renewed attack after it announced the approval of the national minimum cut mark for admission into tertiary institutions for the 2020/2021 academic session.

JAMB announced that students who score at least 160 in the Unified Tertiary Matriculations Examination (UTME), which has a maximum score of 400, are eligible for admission into public universities in the country.

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This was announced after the commission’s 19th policy meeting on admissions to tertiary institutions in Nigeria on Tuesday, June 11, 2019.

Many, including parents, civic rights groups, public commentators, and even students, have criticised the commission for lowering the standard and setting a bad precedent for the nation’s already troubled education system.

While much of the conversation about the new cut off marks has revolved around JAMB’s failure as a regulator, the decision was not a unilateral one.

At the policy meeting where the decision was ratified, vice chancellors, provosts, rectors, admission officers, registrars from federal, state, and private universities as well as Colleges of Education and Polytechnics played key roles.

What is JAMB cut off mark?

The jamb cut off mark is simply the minimum UTME score a student is required to acquire before they can be admitted into a tertiary institution.

So, for example, with this academic year’s cutoff set at 160 for federal universities, affected institutions cannot admit students who scored 159 and below.

Different benchmarks have also been set for private universities (currently 140), public polytechnics (120), private polytechnics (110), and colleges of education (100).

The jamb cut off mark, with the agreement of university administrators, represent the lowest bar below which institutions are not allowed to go. However, these institutions are allowed the freedom to raise their cut off marks individually to fit their own criteria for admission.

“The admission process would be guided by the approved institutional/programmes cutoff marks and minimum UTME score, as submitted by the respective institutions,” JAMB Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, said last week.

In fact, when the benchmark for admission into public universities was controversially set to 120 in 2017, institutions such as the Obafemi Awolowo University, University of Lagos, University of Benin, and the University of Nigeria, Nsukka set their own cut off marks at 200. These marks rose even higher depending on the course of study a student applied to be admitted for, a practice that’s commonplace

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Jamb cut off mark for 2020/2021 admission for all schools in Nigeria

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