BREAKING: JAMB Reduces Cut-Off Mark

BREAKING: JAMB Reduces Cut-Off Mark

Reports indicate that the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced a reduction in its cut-off mark for students seeking admission into tertiary institutions.

The examination body has reduced the cut-off mark to 180 for admission to degree programmes, and 150 for national certificate in education, national diploma and national innovation diplomas.

Premium Times reports that the JAMB registrar, Professor Dibu Ojerinde, made this known at a press conference on Tuesday, July 14Vanguard reports that the new directive was revealed at the 2015 combined policy meeting on Admissions to Degree, Nigerian Certificate of Education, and National Diploma.

BREAKING: JAMB Reduces Cut-Off Mark
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Professor Ojerinde said it was important for all institutions to adopt the new cut-off marks and implement them beginning with the 2015/2016 admission.

“We have been able to decide the cut-off mark; it’s going to be 180 for universities and 150 for non-degree institutions.

“We hope that our vice-chancellors, rectors and provosts will stick to these decisions and implement accordingly so that by October 31, admission for 2015/2016 will be over.

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“The meeting also agreed that all stakeholders should stick to the 60:40 Science/Arts ratio and 70:30 Technology/Non-Technology ratios for admission.”

Recently, the Board announced a reduction in its cut-off mark for students seeking admission into tertiary institutions.


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