Latest JAMB News on Cut Off Point


Interested in knowing the latest JAMB news on cut off point? Joint admission and matriculation board registrar spoken on the latest cut off point for the examination which was recently conducted.

JAMB registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede and the board have clarified that JAMB cut off points is not set by the body, he said that the policy committee which is chaired by the minister of education, vice-chancellors, provost of colleges of education and polytechnics and rectors are in charge of the task.

JAMB Latest News on Cut Off Point

Prof. Is-haq Oloyede described that JAMB cut off points is a minimum requirement and not an indication that one will be admissible. The cut-off point which will soon be disclosed to aspiring students.

He however, said the awaiting cut off point might probably match with the one of last year, although the number of students who applied for JAMB this year, is more than that of previous years.

The board has strongly convinced that this was the best UTME exam conducted over the years. Although, there were some cases of impersonation, malpractices and others but all were caught by the board.

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Some of the questions popularly searched by UTME candidates is “jamb news”, “jamb latest news” and “latest jamb news.”

As confirmed by reliable sources, Joint admission and matriculation board has officially given out the cut off point for admission into various tertiary institutions in Nigeria.

Latest JAMB News on Cut Off Point

What is meant by “cut-off mark’’ is basically the minimum mark a specified institution requires her aspirants to obtain before they can be considered for admission. In that case, you may not be admitted if you fail to meet the minimum required mark set by your preferred school.

Also, various institutions reserve the right to specify their own cut-off point for candidates to be considered for admission into their institution. However, such cut-off point must not be lower than the ones set by Joint admission and matriculation board.

In regards, JAMB news on the cut off mark for all Nigerian universities (including State and Federal universities) is fixed at 120 but this is not a mandatory mark. Its just a minimum. This mean that universities must stick with 120 as the minimum score candidates need to qualify for admission consideration.

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So, 120 is the minimum point or score set by Joint admission and matriculation board but various universities set higher cut off point for admission consideration. A considerable number of top federal universities like Unilag, UI, OAU and UNIBEN fix their cut-off marks at 200 while most of the other universities fix theirs at 180.

Another notable point is that every candidate is expected to know the cut-off mark for his/her desired course because a course tends to carry a higher cut-off mark depending on its competitiveness.

Therefore, competitive courses such as Engineering, Medicine, Law, Accounting, Economics and others tends to carry higher cut off points.

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