Tertiary institutions to determine UTME cutoff marks
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has canceled general cut-off marks for admission into tertiary institutions thereby giving tertiary institutions the freedom to set their individual minimum benchmark for admission.
The decision was taken at the 2021 policy meeting on Tuesday which was held virtually and chaired by the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu.
The Registrar of JAMB, Prof Ishaq Oloyede, while disclosing the decision of the stakeholders, said the University of Maiduguri proposed 150, Usman Dan Fodio University Sokoto proposed 140, Pan Atlantic University proposed 210, University of Lagos, 200; Lagos State University, 190; Covenant University, 190 and Bayero University Kano wanted 180 as its cut off mark.
The stakeholders also approved October 29, 2021, as the deadline for the closure of amendments for 2021 admissions.
On the deadline for the closure of admissions, the stakeholders resolved to allow the ministry to decide as they could not agree on the December 31, 2021, deadline for all public institutions, and January 31st, 2022 for all private institutions.
Stakeholders also adopted the 2021 admission guidelines, which provide that all applications for part-time or full-time programmes for degrees, NCE, OND, and others must be posted only through JAMB.