Policy Meeting: JAMB Sets 2020/21 General Cut-off Marks.
The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced the cut-off mark for admission into Nigerian universities for the 2020/2021 academic session.
The board said the cut off mark for Universities is 169 while Polytechnics is 120 and that of Colleges of Education and other innovative institutions stands at 100.
Speaking at the 2020 policy meeting on admissions to tertiary institutions on Tuesday, the Registrar of JAMB, Ishaq Oloyede, said 612,557 candidates were offered admission in 2019 out of the 1.8m that wrote the examination.
He said candidates waiting for their results will only be considered when they are uploaded on its website.
In his remarks, the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu directed JAMB and tertiary institutions to proceed with the conduct of 2020/2021 admissions. He said admission processes are expected to commence in August based on the guidelines released by JAMB.
The minister who was represented by the Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba, appealed to JAMB and tertiary institutions to consider candidates with previous years’ Senior School Certificate Examination and other qualifying results for the admission process.
This is against the backdrop of the senior secondary school examination calendar by the Covid-19 health crisis.
He said the government will make an arrangement to accommodate applicants who will be taking the examination when the opportunity to do so is worked out.
According to him, JAMB and the tertiary institutions could take advantage of the current situation and consider candidates with previous years’ Senior School Certificate Examination and other qualifying results, to proceed on with the admission process.