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BREAKING: JAMB Approves Cut-off Marks For Universities, Polytechnics

BREAKING: JAMB Approves Cut-off Marks For Universities, Polytechnics

New cut-off marks have been approved by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, for universities and polytechnics in the country.

The decision was taken after a heated session comprising officials from JAMB, the Ministry of Education, the National Universities Commission, and the National Board for Technical Education among others.

For the polytechnics, 120 cut-off mark was approved while 140 was approved for universities

JAMB also gave an update to students taking part in examinations conducted by the National Business and Technical Education Board, NABTEB.

JAMB said it will no longer consider Aā€™level results from NABTEB for candidates seeking to gain direct entry admissions to tertiary institutions.

The registrar of JAMB, Professor Ishaq Oloyede disclosed this during the 2022 policy meeting which is currently holding at the International Conference Centre in Abuja. Oloyede said:

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ā€œThe Honorable minister of education has approved that the NABTEB Aā€™level GCE will no longer be recognized as a qualification for DE from 2022. However, all those who have already obtained it prior to this date will be able to use it.ā€

Speaking further at the policy meeting, Oloyede highlighted some of the challenges faced by the board in the conduct of the 2022 UTME/ DE examination.

He listed the challenges as follows; examination malpractices, impersonation and substitution of real candidates by paid examination takers, fraudulent CBT owners who sabotage examination, parents encouraging examination malpractices, mass cheating by syndicates, prolonged investigation and prosecution.

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