SERAP Drags JAMB To Court Over Cut-off Marks

SERAP Drags JAMB To Court Over Cut-off Marks

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), has sued the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board and the University of Lagos for setting high cut-off marks for candidates seeking admission into the institution. 


SERAP Drags JAMB To Court Over Cut-off Marks
Candidates writing the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) at JAMB office, Bwari in Abuja.

The SERAP is seeking to stop JAMB, UNILAG and others from what it described  as “outrageous cut-off marks decisions”.

The suit number FHC/L/CS/1139/2015 filed today at the Federal High Courtby Adetokunbo Mumuni on behalf of SERAP and three applicants affected by the cut-off marks decision.

It would be recalled that JAMB had announced a reduction in its cut-off mark of 180 for students seeking admission into Nigerian universities, only to approve a 250 cut-off mark set by UNILAG.

The move caused protests from aggrieved parents who challenged the decision of  the examination body on the grounds that it was improper.

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