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JAMB Abolishes UTME Cut-Off Marks by domesifa(m): 4:40pm On Aug 31
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Tuesday, cancelled general cut-off marks for admission into tertiary institutions and allowed the institutions freedom to set their individual minimum benchmark for admission.

The Board took the decision at the 2021 policy meeting which was held virtually and chaired by the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu.

Speaking during the meeting, the Registrar of JAMB Prof. Is-haq Oloyede said some universities such as the University of Maiduguri proposed 150, Usman Dan Fodio University Sokoto proposed 140, Pan Atlantic University proposed 210, University of Lagos 200, Lagos State University190, Covenant University190, Bayero University Kano, 180.

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 public 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.

The meeting approved that for Direct Entry, DE, the maximum score a candidate can present is 6 and the minimum is 2 or E, as required by law.

Speaking on other admission criteria, he said the candidate’s credentials must be uploaded on CAPS and recommended by the institution, JAMB approves and the candidate accepts the offer of admission.

He said if candidates have not accepted an offer, the institution can change the candidate after informing JAMB.

Also approved at the policy were the guidelines that every institution is at liberty to admit candidates based on its own minimum score approved by the institution and the policy meeting.

The meeting also resolved that every institution should maintain its own minimum score as approved by the policy meeting.

According to the stakeholders, the 2021 admissions will be conducted only through CAPS, no institution is allowed to admit candidates without uploading their details on CAPS.

Oloyede further disclosed that for the 2021/2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, the board is introducing two new subjects: computer studies and physical and health education, bringing to a total of 25 subjects.

The stakeholders also exempted prison inmates, visually impaired and foreign candidates from sitting for post UTME exercise.

Speaking on the 2020 admissions, Oloyede said out of the 956,809 admission spaces in the 962 higher education institutions in the country about 600,000 have so far been admitted.

While saying there are many admission spaces that have not been filled up in several courses due to lack of qualified candidates, Oloyede said private universities in the country were only able to admit 36,381 candidates out of the 120,938 spaces available to them.

Declaring the policy meeting open, Minister of Education, Adamu, commended JAMB for introducing use of the National Identification Number, NIN, in the registration process for UTME.

Represented by the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Sonny Echono, the minister said the use of NIN drastically reduced examination malpractice in the 2021 exam, adding that the West African Examination Council, WAEC, will also follow a similar path by adopting mandatory use of NIN.

“I am enthused that the last examination recorded the lowest cases of examination irregularities in the history of the Board because those who will normally have exploited the weak links through biometrics infractions had been effectively check-mated with the introduction of NIN by JAMB.

“It is gratifying that the WAEC has decided to follow the path of using NIN to curb examination malpractices. The Ministry is presently considering other ways of using the NIN to uncover some other admissions irregularities and all perpetrators including their collaborators in the institutions would be made to face the consequences. ”

On illegal admissions being conducted by some tertiary institutions, the minister expressed concerns that the government’s directive that all admissions should be done through JAMB’s Central Admissions Processing System, CAPS, is being violated.

He directed JAMB to furnish the government with the list of affected institutions for necessary punishments.

His words: “It is saddening that despite the clear directives at previous policy meetings some institutions still illegally admitted candidates outside CAPS. I consider such act as a direct affront on the system and appropriate sanctions shall be applied on those found to have been in such a disruptive act.

“Similarly, any institution that issued admission letters to candidates outside CAPS will be punished for such gross indiscipline and fraud.

” The consequence of admissions conducted outside of CAPS is grievous. It subjects the candidates to gloom future as a nemesis of illegal admission awaits them at the completion of study when it will be impossible to take full advantage of the acquired candidates.

“As a demonstration of our resolve, I have directed JAMB to bring forward for appropriate sanctions, the list of all institutions involved in the violation of the directive of government which was was personally conveyed by me at the 2018 policy meeting in Gbongan, Osun State.”

https://m.guardian.ng/news/jamb-abolishes-utme-cut-off-marks/

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Re: JAMB Abolishes UTME Cut-Off Marks by Vision4God: 4:45pm On Aug 31
Large population,
Universities need funds....
They will even lower it to have more students
God help our educational sector

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Re: JAMB Abolishes UTME Cut-Off Marks by kestolove95(m): 4:46pm On Aug 31
that's good o

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Re: JAMB Abolishes UTME Cut-Off Marks by TarOrfeeek: 4:49pm On Aug 31
See how Northern University set there cutoff points to 120 and 130 out of 400.

After the unintelligent dolts that graduate from there will be offered jobs on a platter and we expect the country to make tangible progress?

Nigeria is a poorly told joke

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Re: JAMB Abolishes UTME Cut-Off Marks by LordIsaac(m): 4:52pm On Aug 31
Quota system Minister and quota system policy!

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Re: JAMB Abolishes UTME Cut-Off Marks by Brunosamel(m): 4:54pm On Aug 31
domesifa:
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Tuesday, cancelled general cut-off marks for admission into tertiary institutions and allowed the institutions freedom to set their individual minimum benchmark for admission.

The Board took the decision at the 2021 policy meeting which was held virtually and chaired by the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu.

Speaking during the meeting, the Registrar of JAMB Prof. Is-haq Oloyede said some universities such as the University of Maiduguri proposed 150, Usman Dan Fodio University Sokoto proposed 140, Pan Atlantic University proposed 210, University of Lagos 200, Lagos State University190, Covenant University190, Bayero University Kano, 180.

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 public 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.

The meeting approved that for Direct Entry, DE, the maximum score a candidate can present is 6 and the minimum is 2 or E, as required by law.

Speaking on other admission criteria, he said the candidate’s credentials must be uploaded on CAPS and recommended by the institution, JAMB approves and the candidate accepts the offer of admission.

He said if candidates have not accepted an offer, the institution can change the candidate after informing JAMB.

Also approved at the policy were the guidelines that every institution is at liberty to admit candidates based on its own minimum score approved by the institution and the policy meeting.

The meeting also resolved that every institution should maintain its own minimum score as approved by the policy meeting.

According to the stakeholders, the 2021 admissions will be conducted only through CAPS, no institution is allowed to admit candidates without uploading their details on CAPS.

Oloyede further disclosed that for the 2021/2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, the board is introducing two new subjects: computer studies and physical and health education, bringing to a total of 25 subjects.

The stakeholders also exempted prison inmates, visually impaired and foreign candidates from sitting for post UTME exercise.

Speaking on the 2020 admissions, Oloyede said out of the 956,809 admission spaces in the 962 higher education institutions in the country about 600,000 have so far been admitted.

While saying there are many admission spaces that have not been filled up in several courses due to lack of qualified candidates, Oloyede said private universities in the country were only able to admit 36,381 candidates out of the 120,938 spaces available to them.

Declaring the policy meeting open, Minister of Education, Adamu, commended JAMB for introducing use of the National Identification Number, NIN, in the registration process for UTME.

Represented by the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Sonny Echono, the minister said the use of NIN drastically reduced examination malpractice in the 2021 exam, adding that the West African Examination Council, WAEC, will also follow a similar path by adopting mandatory use of NIN.

“I am enthused that the last examination recorded the lowest cases of examination irregularities in the history of the Board because those who will normally have exploited the weak links through biometrics infractions had been effectively check-mated with the introduction of NIN by JAMB.

“It is gratifying that the WAEC has decided to follow the path of using NIN to curb examination malpractices. The Ministry is presently considering other ways of using the NIN to uncover some other admissions irregularities and all perpetrators including their collaborators in the institutions would be made to face the consequences. ”

On illegal admissions being conducted by some tertiary institutions, the minister expressed concerns that the government’s directive that all admissions should be done through JAMB’s Central Admissions Processing System, CAPS, is being violated.

He directed JAMB to furnish the government with the list of affected institutions for necessary punishments.

His words: “It is saddening that despite the clear directives at previous policy meetings some institutions still illegally admitted candidates outside CAPS. I consider such act as a direct affront on the system and appropriate sanctions shall be applied on those found to have been in such a disruptive act.

“Similarly, any institution that issued admission letters to candidates outside CAPS will be punished for such gross indiscipline and fraud.

” The consequence of admissions conducted outside of CAPS is grievous. It subjects the candidates to gloom future as a nemesis of illegal admission awaits them at the completion of study when it will be impossible to take full advantage of the acquired candidates.

“As a demonstration of our resolve, I have directed JAMB to bring forward for appropriate sanctions, the list of all institutions involved in the violation of the directive of government which was was personally conveyed by me at the 2018 policy meeting in Gbongan, Osun State.”

https://m.guardian.ng/news/jamb-abolishes-utme-cut-off-marks/
This is Good development

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Re: JAMB Abolishes UTME Cut-Off Marks by oursilverbird: 4:55pm On Aug 31
Good ride though it has its pros and cons.


NYSC should give prospectus Corp members opportunity to choose their state of interest during the one year mandatory service as well.


Waiting for comments.

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Re: JAMB Abolishes UTME Cut-Off Marks by GRACETOLIVE(f): 5:06pm On Aug 31
TarOrfeeek:


See how Northern University set there cutoff points to 120 and 130 out of 400.

After the unintelligent dolts that graduate from there will be offered jobs on a platter and we expect the country to make tangible progress?

Nigeria is a poorly told joke

You are right

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Re: JAMB Abolishes UTME Cut-Off Marks by PARADIZEPRIEST: 5:23pm On Aug 31
JAMB AND NAIJA VASITY NA OLD SYLLABUS SYS,THE BEST UNIVERSITIES TODAY WITH UP TODATE LEARNING MODULES ARE ON THE INTERNET HERE grin grin

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Re: JAMB Abolishes UTME Cut-Off Marks by ProudBornoBoy(m): 5:23pm On Aug 31
The 150 cut off mark been proposed by UniMaid is just too low for a premier university in the Northeast.

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Re: JAMB Abolishes UTME Cut-Off Marks by Astrid4(m): 5:27pm On Aug 31
I wonder what the cutoff of unilag and UI will be cheesy grin

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Re: JAMB Abolishes UTME Cut-Off Marks by iamyemiakins(m): 5:30pm On Aug 31
Time for UNILAG, UI & OAU to flex muscle.
Aspirants go hear am

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Re: JAMB Abolishes UTME Cut-Off Marks by chatinent: 5:34pm On Aug 31
This government’s actions have weathered every onslaught they are keen on increasing the litter of the unschooled.


This rulership is a failure.

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Re: JAMB Abolishes UTME Cut-Off Marks by psucc(m): 5:35pm On Aug 31
OPEN CHEQUE!!!!!

Now the north can conveniently adopt 70 as the minimum cut off mark.

Going down by every year.

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Re: JAMB Abolishes UTME Cut-Off Marks by KingAbdulazeez: 5:35pm On Aug 31
iamyemiakins:
Time for UNILAG, UI & OAU to flex muscle.
Aspirants go hear am
Their cut-off marks will be 300 this time.

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Re: JAMB Abolishes UTME Cut-Off Marks by emetisuccess(m): 6:14pm On Aug 31
That means back to writing post utme. Nice move

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Re: JAMB Abolishes UTME Cut-Off Marks by domesifa(m): 6:18pm On Aug 31
@lalasticlala
Re: JAMB Abolishes UTME Cut-Off Marks by Hizzy(m): 6:39pm On Aug 31
UNILAG cut off marks should be 170 and above We pray Amen

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Re: JAMB Abolishes UTME Cut-Off Marks by Emu4life: 6:41pm On Aug 31
Imagine some institutions proposing 140/400 and 150/400
Just like our Currency, our Educational system is on a free fall.

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Re: JAMB Abolishes UTME Cut-Off Marks by Kylian(m): 6:48pm On Aug 31
Just scrap the JAMB and allow the schools conduct their exams

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Re: JAMB Abolishes UTME Cut-Off Marks by mrmayoh: 7:01pm On Aug 31
University should be allowed to conduct exams for admission. Government is just using JAMB to generate IGR.

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Re: JAMB Abolishes UTME Cut-Off Marks by samsegs(m): 7:30pm On Aug 31
Fair enough though.... Anything to favour the north... Time for fed schools to buga their muscles...

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Re: JAMB Abolishes UTME Cut-Off Marks by Mangekyo: 7:31pm On Aug 31
Hmm nawa oo.
Re: JAMB Abolishes UTME Cut-Off Marks by Maxymilliano(m): 8:00pm On Aug 31
So what then is the essence of the jamb if it has no cut off mark? Well the north can water down the standards but universities have the power to set their own cut off marks.

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Re: JAMB Abolishes UTME Cut-Off Marks by Mosopzy23: 8:12pm On Aug 31
Buh, there still need to be a general cut off, or self even those below 130 might apply.





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Re: JAMB Abolishes UTME Cut-Off Marks by Jamesbiodun(m): 8:32pm On Aug 31
They should just scrap jamb, let school give out their entry exam , they will just be stressing people up and down

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Re: JAMB Abolishes UTME Cut-Off Marks by ccollins(m): 8:40pm On Aug 31
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Re: JAMB Abolishes UTME Cut-Off Marks by WoundedLamb: 8:40pm On Aug 31
Hmm... I don't really know much about JAMB but I allowing schools to set thier own cut off marks means there wouldn't be empty spaces since schools will increase or reduce the cut off to reflect the number of students they intend to admit. This is sounds good, but I fear quantity might take the place of quality in these schools as many schools will rather reduce thier standards than have empty benches. The disparity in standards will also widen.

Pardon my ignorance, I have very limited knowledge of how JAMB works.

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Re: JAMB Abolishes UTME Cut-Off Marks by gurunlocker: 8:41pm On Aug 31
Lol... Plenty people go siddon for house this year grin grin

The benefit boys and girls cheesy

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Re: JAMB Abolishes UTME Cut-Off Marks by iamyemiakins(m): 8:41pm On Aug 31
TarOrfeeek:


See how Northern University set there cutoff points to 120 and 130 out of 400.

After the unintelligent dolts that graduate from there will be offered jobs on a platter and we expect the country to make tangible progress?

Nigeria is a poorly told joke
Those ones no be university.
Na where all these quota system professors dey emerge most be that

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