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JAMB Defends Low Minimum Cut-off Marks by dammy13(m): 8:28am On Aug 28, 2017
​The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has defended the pegging of 120 as minimum cut-off marks for university admission.

The decision, which was reached at a stakeholders’ policy meeting in Abuja, has generated controversy with many universities rejecting the marks.

JAMB’s Head of Information Dr. Fabian Benjamin, in a statement yesterday in Abuja, said the board would not be deterred and would continue to support policies that would bring Nigeria’s education out of the woods.

He explained that previous cut off marks were never strictly followed by most institutions.

Dr. Benjamin said most universities failed to fill their admission quota in the last 10 years.

The statement reads: “The much trending controversy over the just released cut off marks for 2017 admission exercise by stakeholders at the policy meeting is quite unnecessary.

“All Heads of tertiary institutions were requested to submit their cut off benchmark to the board which will then be used for the admission. And these benchmarks once determined cannot be changed in the middle of admission exercise.

“Again, it is necessary to explain that the 120 mark does not in any way suggest that once you have 120 then admission is sure for you. Institutions will admit from the top to the least mark.

“We are now starting the actually monitoring of adherence to admissions guide lines, cut off marks inclusive. The cut off marks being branded by the public as previous cut off marks were never strictly followed by most institutions.

“The board will equally ensure that it correct all anomalies existing, especially as regards the powers of institutions to make pronouncements on admissions and other related matters affecting the institutions.”

According to him, institutions in the past went behind to admit candidates with less cut-off marks, while also accusing some institutions of admitting candidates without JAMB results.

“Institutions were going behind to admit candidates with far less with others admitting candidates who never sat for JAMB. This act to say the least is very distasteful and damaging to our national data and identity.

“Unfortunately, the public has been kept away from this fact for such a long time and now that we are saying it the way it is and working to address it, the public is criticising us using non existing parameters that were only announced and not followed.

“In years past, admissions were done with worst cut off marks. We are determined and ready to correct all these with the 2017 exercise. The Board has designed a Central Admissions Processing System (CAPS) to check back door admission and other unwholesome practices associated with admission.

“We are sure that the system will bring out the good in us as it will also make provision for candidates to track their admission. This empowers them to raise queries if a candidate they have better scores and other prerequisites are admitted which CAPS will not allow anyway. This is the inclusiveness and transparency that education needs,” he added.

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Re: JAMB Defends Low Minimum Cut-off Marks by dotunbekro06(m): 9:14am On Aug 28, 2017
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Re: JAMB Defends Low Minimum Cut-off Marks by hucienda: 11:05am On Aug 28, 2017
This is beyond crazy!

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Re: JAMB Defends Low Minimum Cut-off Marks by justi4jesu(f): 11:05am On Aug 28, 2017
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Re: JAMB Defends Low Minimum Cut-off Marks by ElPadrino33: 11:05am On Aug 28, 2017
We've heard oh
Re: JAMB Defends Low Minimum Cut-off Marks by dessz(m): 11:05am On Aug 28, 2017
many ppl thought that the funniest joke of the year is our rat brigade. but to me our education system esp jamb is the joke of the century.
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Re: JAMB Defends Low Minimum Cut-off Marks by ElPadrino33: 11:06am On Aug 28, 2017
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Re: JAMB Defends Low Minimum Cut-off Marks by samx4real(m): 11:06am On Aug 28, 2017
Even if schools are not following the cut off mark, that doesn't mean the board should reduce its standard.

Instead the board would have came out with a strict penalty against such schools.

Reducing the cut off mark means their is no reward for hard work any more.

Nigeria universities use to be garbage in garbage out, but reducing the cut off mark would turn them to"Dirt in dirt out".

It means no need writing JAMB anymore. Its as useless as not going to school at all, because any body can score 120 without studying.

It also means WAEC and NECO can set 30 marks as pass mark.

Shame on JAMB & Nigeria educational system.

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Re: JAMB Defends Low Minimum Cut-off Marks by maxiuc(m): 11:06am On Aug 28, 2017
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Re: JAMB Defends Low Minimum Cut-off Marks by enigmaticlion: 11:06am On Aug 28, 2017
Make I go collect Jamb form sharperly I beg
dammy13:
​The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has defended the pegging of 120 as minimum cut-off marks for university admission.

The decision, which was reached at a stakeholders’ policy meeting in Abuja, has generated controversy with many universities rejecting the marks.

JAMB’s Head of Information Dr. Fabian Benjamin, in a statement yesterday in Abuja, said the board would not be deterred and would continue to support policies that would bring Nigeria’s education out of the woods.

He explained that previous cut off marks were never strictly followed by most institutions.

Dr. Benjamin said most universities failed to fill their admission quota in the last 10 years.

The statement reads: “The much trending controversy over the just released cut off marks for 2017 admission exercise by stakeholders at the policy meeting is quite unnecessary.

“All Heads of tertiary institutions were requested to submit their cut off benchmark to the board which will then be used for the admission. And these benchmarks once determined cannot be changed in the middle of admission exercise.

“Again, it is necessary to explain that the 120 mark does not in any way suggest that once you have 120 then admission is sure for you. Institutions will admit from the top to the least mark.

“We are now starting the actually monitoring of adherence to admissions guide lines, cut off marks inclusive. The cut off marks being branded by the public as previous cut off marks were never strictly followed by most institutions.

“The board will equally ensure that it correct all anomalies existing, especially as regards the powers of institutions to make pronouncements on admissions and other related matters affecting the institutions.”

According to him, institutions in the past went behind to admit candidates with less cut-off marks, while also accusing some institutions of admitting candidates without JAMB results.

“Institutions were going behind to admit candidates with far less with others admitting candidates who never sat for JAMB. This act to say the least is very distasteful and damaging to our national data and identity.

“Unfortunately, the public has been kept away from this fact for such a long time and now that we are saying it the way it is and working to address it, the public is criticising us using non existing parameters that were only announced and not followed.

“In years past, admissions were done with worst cut off marks. We are determined and ready to correct all these with the 2017 exercise. The Board has designed a Central Admissions Processing System (CAPS) to check back door admission and other unwholesome practices associated with admission.

“We are sure that the system will bring out the good in us as it will also make provision for candidates to track their admission. This empowers them to raise queries if a candidate they have better scores and other prerequisites are admitted which CAPS will not allow anyway. This is the inclusiveness and transparency that education needs,” he added.

http://fabinfos.com/jamb-defends-low-minimum-cut-off-marks/

Re: JAMB Defends Low Minimum Cut-off Marks by Badonasty(m): 11:07am On Aug 28, 2017
dammy13:
​The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has defended the pegging of 120 as minimum cut-off marks for university admission.

The decision, which was reached at a stakeholders’ policy meeting in Abuja, has generated controversy with many universities rejecting the marks.

JAMB’s Head of Information Dr. Fabian Benjamin, in a statement yesterday in Abuja, said the board would not be deterred and would continue to support policies that would bring Nigeria’s education out of the woods.

He explained that previous cut off marks were never strictly followed by most institutions.

Dr. Benjamin said most universities failed to fill their admission quota in the last 10 years.

The statement reads: “The much trending controversy over the just released cut off marks for 2017 admission exercise by stakeholders at the policy meeting is quite unnecessary.

“All Heads of tertiary institutions were requested to submit their cut off benchmark to the board which will then be used for the admission. And these benchmarks once determined cannot be changed in the middle of admission exercise.

“Again, it is necessary to explain that the 120 mark does not in any way suggest that once you have 120 then admission is sure for you. Institutions will admit from the top to the least mark.

“We are now starting the actually monitoring of adherence to admissions guide lines, cut off marks inclusive. The cut off marks being branded by the public as previous cut off marks were never strictly followed by most institutions.

“The board will equally ensure that it correct all anomalies existing, especially as regards the powers of institutions to make pronouncements on admissions and other related matters affecting the institutions.”

According to him, institutions in the past went behind to admit candidates with less cut-off marks, while also accusing some institutions of admitting candidates without JAMB results.

“Institutions were going behind to admit candidates with far less with others admitting candidates who never sat for JAMB. This act to say the least is very distasteful and damaging to our national data and identity.

“Unfortunately, the public has been kept away from this fact for such a long time and now that we are saying it the way it is and working to address it, the public is criticising us using non existing parameters that were only announced and not followed.

“In years past, admissions were done with worst cut off marks. We are determined and ready to correct all these with the 2017 exercise. The Board has designed a Central Admissions Processing System (CAPS) to check back door admission and other unwholesome practices associated with admission.

“We are sure that the system will bring out the good in us as it will also make provision for candidates to track their admission. This empowers them to raise queries if a candidate they have better scores and other prerequisites are admitted which CAPS will not allow anyway. This is the inclusiveness and transparency that education needs,” he added.

http://fabinfos.com/jamb-defends-low-minimum-cut-off-marks/


Crap

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Re: JAMB Defends Low Minimum Cut-off Marks by iamGabson(m): 11:07am On Aug 28, 2017
Ehhn #Wo! Jamb version
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Re: JAMB Defends Low Minimum Cut-off Marks by sleemfesh: 11:08am On Aug 28, 2017
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Nonsense reason.

Oga JAMB make the cut off at least pass mark if not what it was. 120 is less than 40% of the possible maximum of 400. If you were unable to enforce them where they were before now, what makes you think you can today? If you think you can now, then go ahead and enforce it and leave them where they were.

The rate Nigeria descends and defends mediocrity is rather dangerous.

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Re: JAMB Defends Low Minimum Cut-off Marks by IgbotiicGirL(f): 11:08am On Aug 28, 2017
this is so stupid



in this 21century that they are bringing cut off mark to 120




what is this country turning into sef

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Re: JAMB Defends Low Minimum Cut-off Marks by wolesmile(m): 11:08am On Aug 28, 2017
What, in Jupiter's name, is the hullabaloo over this minimum cut-off mark?
What part of "Minimum" and "Cut-off mark" don't people understand? Or are they afraid Northern Universities will start opting for that minimum?
Re: JAMB Defends Low Minimum Cut-off Marks by Nobody: 11:08am On Aug 28, 2017
Why not just scrap JAMB?

On one hand you say universities aren't meeting their quota.

On the other hand you say the facilities of universities are over stretched. Why is there so much confusion around a simple matter?

Again, you say universities are autonomous, so why can't they handle their own admissions like it happens in other countries?

What's the essence of JAMB?

Won't the country save a lot of money and avoid unnecessary wahala by scrapping JAMB?

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Re: JAMB Defends Low Minimum Cut-off Marks by Dollyak(f): 11:09am On Aug 28, 2017
The concern should be how to train the students to meet the cut of marks rather than the other way round. The cut-off mark is too low in the first place at 50% (200ish).
Re: JAMB Defends Low Minimum Cut-off Marks by Hier(m): 11:09am On Aug 28, 2017
Okay.

by the way

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Re: JAMB Defends Low Minimum Cut-off Marks by Nobody: 11:09am On Aug 28, 2017

This thing called JAMB should stop defending the indefensible, they made a gross-mistake and should simply admit it and apologise.
they introduced e-exam: people appreciated and commended them even with the errors/non-perfection in the process expecting them to grow
now that they goofed, everyone is against them; if they claim they made the decision in collaboration with other education stakeholders, why has none of them come to defend them.

That aside, i think this 120 is actually a northern agenda: No Southern institution (Not even the unapproved, private or one-building institution) will accept you, but now the northern school can take their northern students when they score 120 (30%) and use quota system to block southern student with same shameful score.

click like if you agree or share to disagree

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Re: JAMB Defends Low Minimum Cut-off Marks by King4Roller: 11:10am On Aug 28, 2017
As dem don defend am, make lightning strike them make goals begin enter.

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Re: JAMB Defends Low Minimum Cut-off Marks by bedspread: 11:10am On Aug 28, 2017
Nice action by Jamb...

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Re: JAMB Defends Low Minimum Cut-off Marks by TRAY2(m): 11:10am On Aug 28, 2017
Very very sad.
Re: JAMB Defends Low Minimum Cut-off Marks by martineverest(m): 11:11am On Aug 28, 2017
Ogoke debased successfully brought Bad luck to Jamb life he did to unilorin

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Re: JAMB Defends Low Minimum Cut-off Marks by martineverest(m): 11:11am On Aug 28, 2017
Ogoke debased successfully brought Bad luck to Jamb like he did to unilorin
Re: JAMB Defends Low Minimum Cut-off Marks by Nobody: 11:12am On Aug 28, 2017
bedspread:
Nice action by Jamb...




aspirant wit 121 spotted

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Re: JAMB Defends Low Minimum Cut-off Marks by Guyman02: 11:12am On Aug 28, 2017
There is no defense except that for over 50 years, the North has gained admission into schools using lower cut off marks under the educationally disadvantaged states mantra.
Now they have decided to make it more ridiculous by making it even lower than when they started with that scheme several decades ago.

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Re: JAMB Defends Low Minimum Cut-off Marks by catherine8285(f): 11:14am On Aug 28, 2017
What the hell were de thinking

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