Policy Meeting: JAMB Sets 2022/23 General Cut-off Marks.
The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), heads of tertiary education institutions, and other stakeholders in the education sector in the country have announced the minimum cut-off mark for admissions in the 2022/2023 academic session.
This was made known by the Registrar of JAMB, Prof Ishaq Oloyede, at a Policy Meeting on Admissions held on Wednesday 21 July 2022, presided by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, in Abuja.
He said that the minimum cut-off mark for admission into Nigerian universities is 140, polytechnics 100, and colleges of education 100 were
The Registrar said these minimum cut-off marks imply that every institution has the right to fix its cut-off mark even up to 220. Still, no one would be allowed to go less than the agreed minimum marks of 100 for colleges of education, 100 for polytechnics, and 140 for universities.
Prof Oloyede revealed that only 378,639 of the 1,761,338 who wrote the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) scored 200 and above.
While giving other statistics of the 2022 examination, Oloyede noted that 378,639 scored above 200; a total of 520,596 candidates scored 190 and above; 704,991 scored 180 and above; 934,103 scored 170 and above; 1,192, 057 scored 160 and above.
In his remarks, the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, urged all institutions to adhere strictly to all admission regulations prescribed by the regulatory bodies such as the National Universities Commission (NUC), National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), and the National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE), particularly with regards to approved quotas, ratios, and other specifications meant for improved quality, accountability, and equity.