The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), at a policy meeting held with distinguished heads of institutions and other education guiding bodies, has reached a consensus concerning the 2017/2018 admission cut off scores.
The meeting took place at the National Judicial Institute Abuja, which had present Vice Chancellors, Rectors, Provosts and Registrars of tertiary institutions. A minimum score of 120 for degree-awarding institutions. The admission cut off score for innovative enterprise institutions ranges between 110 and 120. Polytechnics takes for 100, while the highest an institution can fix is 180, same applies to colleges of education.
Prof. Isiaq Oloyede, Jamb’s Registrar, warns that the body will not permit any institution to go below the agreed scores in the admission of students, also stating that the newly agreed marks has proven null and void the scores submitted previously by institutions. He however said the reduction in cut off scores will not detriment the educational standard.
On 15th October, 2017, deliberations on first choice candidates by universities would end, while second choice has an edge till 15th December, 2017; thereafter students left out will be available for other institutions not until January 2018. A Central Admission Processing System (CAPS) will be used to track admission processes within institutions, addressing challenges with the former approach. Speaking further, Oloyede stated that the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, has re-implemented the conduct of Post-UTME and that the initially cancellation was a mistake, urging that Jamb ensures its examination fee doesn’t exceed 2000 naira.