JAMB Cancels Cut-Off Marks

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) scrapped general cut-off marks for tertiary admission on Tuesday, giving schools the authority to determine their own minimal admission standards.

The Board made the decision at the 2021 policy meeting, which was held digitally and led by Malam Adamu Adamu, the Minister of Education.

JAMB Registrar Prof. Is-haq Oloyede said during the meeting that certain universities proposed 150, Usman Dan Fodio University Sokoto proposed 140, Pan Atlantic University proposed 210, University of Lagos proposed 200, Lagos State University, 190, Covenant University, 190, Bayero University Kano, 180.

The parties also agreed that the deadline for closing modifications for 2021 admissions would be October 29, 2021.

The parties agreed to let the government decide on the timetable for closing admissions because they couldn’t agree on December 31, 2021 for all public institutions and January 31, 2022 for all public institutions.

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