JAMB announces cut-off marks for admissions into universities, polytechnics

JAMB announces cut-off marks for admissions into universities, polytechnics

- JAMB has announced the cut-off marks for admission into tertiary institutions in the country

- The academic body made the announcement by its registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, on Tuesday, June 16

- Oloyede made the announcement after the 2020 policy meeting on admissions into tertiary institutions which was held virtually

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The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has set 160 and above as the cut-off mark for admission into universities across the country for the 2020/2021 academic session.

JAMB made the disclosure in an announcement by its registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede in Abuja on Tuesday, June 16, Vanguard reported.

Oloyede also announced that polytechnics cut-off marks are pegged at 120 and above while Colleges of Education’s cut-off mark is 100 and above.

JAMB announces cut-off marks for 2020/2021 academic session
Oloyede has told the management of universities not to charge above N2000 for admission screening. Photo credits: Daily Trust
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The cut-off marks for admission into tertiary institutions were released after the 2020 policy meeting on admissions to tertiary institutions which was held virtually.

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Meanwhile, following the report that some schools in Lagos state have started violating the closure directive, the state Office of Education Quality Assurance (OEQA) has warned that defaulters would be seriously sanctioned.

Leadership reports that the director-general of OEQA, Abiola Seriki-Ayeni, in a statement she issued on Monday, June 15, condemned the action of some private primary and secondary school owners inviting students to school in spite of the government’s directives to close schools.

Legit.ng gathered that Seriki-Ayeni warned owners and administrators of such schools to desist from reopening under whatever guise, as any school caught flouting the directive on closure would be sanctioned.

She said that in order to ensure compliance, the office monitoring and investigation team would embark on compliance monitoring exercises across the state.

In another report, it was a mild drama on Tuesday, June 16, as school resumption in Cross River state was disrupted by the operatives of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

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The state has not officially recorded any Covid-19 case, prompting the state governor, Ben Ayade, to declare ban lift on three schools in the state. Governor Ayade announced that the three schools should open in the three senatorial districts of the state on a trial basis.

The governor gave 300,000 Personal Protection Equipment to students as part of protective measures to help control the outbreak and spread of Covid-19 in the state.

Legit.ng gathers that the schools include West African People’s Institute (WAPI), Government Secondary School Egoli in Ogoja LGA and Government Secondary School Ikom.

But on Tuesday, the decision was vehemently rejected as NCDC official disrupted the resumption process in a show that courted fear and confusion.

At WAPI school situated in the state's capital Calabar, students were not allowed to enter and were left stranded as the disease control agency's officials blocked the school's entrance.

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