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Breaking : JAMB sets 160 as cut-off mark for universities


The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has set 160 as the minimum cut-off mark for universities in the 2020 admission session.

Ishaq Oloyede who is the Board’s registra, made the announcement on Tuesday June 16, after the 20th policy meeting on admissions to tertiary institutions. The cut-off mark for polytechnics was pegged at 120, while that of Colleges of Education remains at 100 and above.

Commenting on the admission statistics for 2019, Oloyede said that 612,557 candidates were offered admission but 510,957 admission spaces remained unused by the institutions. He added that only 1,157,977 candidates who had the required five credits with English and Mathematics, sat for its Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) last year.

He said that admission process for 2020/21 would commence from August 21.

”Following the country’s uncertainty in the events of the pandemic, a date for the deadline has not been decided yet, but would be communicated later by the Ministry of Education.


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