List of JAMB Cut-Off Marks for Universities, Polytechnics in the Last 10 Years

List of JAMB Cut-Off Marks for Universities, Polytechnics in the Last 10 Years

About a week ago, the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) announced the cut-off marks for the 2023/24 admission into universities, polytechnics and colleges of education in Nigeria.

This has become the practice over the years where the examination board set the standard for prospective students and admission seekers to meet before they can be admitted into any tertiary institution in the country.

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JAMB cut-off marks for universities and polytechnics in the last 10 years have never been the same. Photo Credit: Prof Is'haq O. Oloyede/JAMB
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The cut-off marks are set as the yardstick for choosing the very best among the over a million admission seekers.

JAMB and stakeholders in the education sector decide the cut-off every year based on the performance of candidates who sat for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) that year.

In this article, Legit.ng compiles the list of cut-off marks for tertiary institutions in Nigeria in the last ten years.

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List of JAMB cut-off marks in the last 10 years

As reported by NTA, JAMB at the combined policy meeting on admissions into institutions of higher learning in 2014 announced 180 as cut-off mark for universities and 150 for polytechnics.

In 2015, Guardian reported that JAMB pegged the cut-off marks for 2015 admissions into universities at 180, while polytechnics and colleges of education were placed at 150.

JAMB adopted 180 as the cut-off mark for 2016 admission into universities, polytechnics and colleges of education, Businessday reported.

According to The Punch, JAMB fixed 120 as cut-off for universities while polytechnics, colleges of education and monotechnics was pegged at 100.

Complete JAMB cut-off marks for 10 years

  • 2014 – Universities 180, Polytechnics 150
  • 2015 – Universities 180, Polytechnics 150
  • 2016 – Universities and Polytechnics 180
  • 2017 – Universities 120, Polytechnics 100
  • 2018 – Universities 140, Polytechnics 120
  • 2019 – Universities 160, Polytechnics 120
  • 2020 – Universities 160, Polytechnic 120
  • 2021 – Universities 120, Polytechnics 100
  • 2022 – Universities 140, Polytechnics 100
  • 2023 – Universities 140, Polytechnics 100

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Legit.ng had earlier reported that the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced the approved cut-off marks for 2022/23 admissions into universities, polytechnics, and other tertiary institutions in the country.

The JAMB Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, announced 140 and above as the cut-off mark for 2022/23 admissions into universities.

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In a similar story, Legit.ng had reported that the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has revealed the date it will decide the cut-off mark for 2023 admissions into universities, polytechnics, and other tertiary institutions in the country.

The decision will be made at a meeting of all heads of tertiary institutions and regulatory bodies, such as the National Universities Commission (NUC), the National Board for Technical Education, and the National Commission for Colleges of Education, among others.

Source: Legit.ng

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