JAMB Approves New Cut-Off Marks For Admission Into Universities And Other Higher Learning Institutions

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced new cut-off marks for candidates seeking admission into universities and other higher institutions of learning. The examination body announced the decision on Tuesday at the 19th policy meeting on admission at the Bola Babalakin auditorium, Gbongan, Osun state.

There, the JAMB registrar, Ishaq Oloyede said admissions into all universities would be conducted on central admission processing system (CAPS), and also revealed 160 and above as this year’s national minimum cut-off mark for admission into public universities.

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The body also approved 140 as minimum score for admission into private universities in the country. He cautioned institutions not to fix cut-off marks below what the stakeholders decided at the policy meeting.

The score approved for admission into public polytechnics is 120, while 110 was approved for private polytechnics. Colleges of education, 100 and above was approved as the cut-off marks.

The admission body also set December 19 as closing date for admission into public universities, while February 15, 2020 for private universities.


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