Vice Chancellors Finally React to JAMB’s 140 Cut-Off Mark, Give Update on Admission Process

Vice Chancellors Finally React to JAMB’s 140 Cut-Off Mark, Give Update on Admission Process

  • The 140 cut-off mark announced by Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) is just a guide for universities
  • The Committee of Vice Chancellors of Nigerian Universities (CVCNUs) said each university and not JAMB will determine the UTME candidates to admit
  • The Secretary-General of the committee, Professor Yakubu Ochefu said it is impossible for candidates with 140 scores to gain admission into some universities

The Committee of Vice Chancellors of Nigerian Universities (CVCNUs) has finally reacted to the 140 cut-off mark announced by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) as a benchmark for university admission.

The Secretary-General of the committee, Professor Yakubu Ochefu, said the 140 cut-off is only a minimum score set by JAMB to serve as a guide for all Nigerian universities and it does so together with other stakeholders.

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Vice Chancellors say JAMB’s 140 Cut-Off Mark is just a guide, stating that universities will determine who gain admission or not. Photo Credits: Prof Is'haq O. Oloyede/ JAMB
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Ochefu made this clarification during an interview with Nigerian Tribune.

He said each university will determine who qualifies for admission from the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) candidates who chose their institution and not JAMB.

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Why JAMB set 140 as the cut-off mark

He added that JAMB’s 140 cut-off is simply to “provide a window of opportunity for universities and courses that are less attractive to draw students.

“This is why it is impossible for candidates with such low scores and even 200 to gain admission into some universities, particularly the top-rated ones, notwithstanding the courses they have chosen to study.”

Ochefu further stated that even 200 marks in some universities is for courses that are considered non attractive.

According to him, the heavily subscribed ones such as Law and Medicine will require very high scores.

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“So, the JAMB’s 140 general cut off mark is just a guide, each university and particularly courses of study will determine the chances of candidates to qualify for admission.”

2023 Admission: JAMB announces cut-off marks for universities, polytechnics, and colleges of education

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that he Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced the approved cut-off mark 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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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has been urged to extend the validity of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) results from one to three years.

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A member of the House of Representatives, Akin Rotimi, who made the call, also charged JAMB to conduct the UTME at least twice a year.

JAMB announces amount to be paid for Post-UTME screening into tertiary institutions

JAMB has also fixed N2,000 as the post-UTME screening fee for all tertiary institutions in the country.

The registrar of the examination body said no institution would be allowed to make further charges on candidates.

Source: Legit.ng

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