Joint Admission and Matriculation Board releases Cut off marks For 2020 The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB has released its official cut off marks for admission into the tertiary institutions of the country for the academic year of 2020.
In the just concluded policy meeting held some hours ago, today, Tuesday 16th of June, 2020,the board concluded that the cut-off marks for admission into the highest form of Tertiary, that is, Universities,stands at 160 and above, https://www.jamb.gov.ng/ https://www.jamb.gov.ng/EfacilityLogin https://portal.jamb.gov.ng/ExamSlipPrinting/CheckUTMEResults
The Registrar of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede,further said that the cut off marks for the rest of the tertiaries, that is, polytechnics and colleges of education were put at 120 and 100 respectively.
Mr Oloyede had also disclosed that a total of 612, 557 candidates were offered admission in 2019, also stating that about 510,957 admission spaces were not taken in 2019 by the given individuals inasmuch as they were all tertiary institutions.
“Out of 1,157,977 candidates who sat for UTME in 2019, about 612,557 were admitted, and this were as a result of the high number of students that were unable to make 5 [five] credits in their O’level results as speculated in the memorandum of various schools.” he concluded,while giving his speech at the meeting.
He explained that candidates still awaiting their O’level results will only be considered for admission when they have uploaded them on its website.
The Minister of Education, directed JAMB and tertiary institutions to proceed with the conduct of 2020/2021 admissions amidst the pandemic, and endeavored every school to start complying their admission lists.
With the above being said, schools admission processes are expected to commence fully in the month of August based on the guidelines released by JAMB and the ministry of education in compliance with the Federal Government.
The Minister of State for Education, unable to meet up with the policy meeting was represented by Mr Emeka Nwajiuba, Adamu who had urged JAMB and the various tertiary institutions in Nigeria to consider candidates with previous years Senior School Certificate Examination and other qualifying results, such as the General Certificate Examination,[ GCE], the National Examinations Council [NECO],etc to proceed with the admission process as they have been at home for so long.
He added that with the paranoid issue of the pandemic and how it spreads fast via large gatherings, the federal government would make arrangements that would accommodate candidates who will be taking the examination when the opportunity to do so is finally worked out.
“As major stakeholders in the education sector, we must strongly come up with actions that would realign our programmes to these new realities that we are faced with”, he told the board members.
This is a good news as candidates with previous years Senior School Certificate Examination,[SSCE],WAEC and NECO, and other qualifying results, would be the first set of candidates to be processed for admission. Not forgetting the Direct Entry students as well, before then considering the new set of secondary school leavers.
Whatever arrangement that the federal government comes up with in the long run, will definitely accommodate those who will be taking the examination when the opportunity to take the examination has finally being worked out.