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120 Cut-Off mark: ASUU, VCs kicks

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-JAMB, FG under fire over  new cut off marks

-Nigeria lecturers  Vice Chancellors condemned the new cut-off marks introduced by JAMB

– Also the Academic Staff Union of Universities has rejected the new cut-off of 120 for UTME

According to those critical of the new directive, it is said that it would mean a lowering of educational standards in the country.

Vice-Chancellors and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) have spearheaded the rejection of the decision of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board to peg admission cut-off mark at 120 for universities and 100 for polytechnics, monotechnics and colleges of education.

ASUU said the present government dream is to destroy public universities in the country,however the VCs at the Combined Policy Meeting during which the 120 benchmark decision was made, said they would not go below 180.


120 Cut-Off mark: ASUU, VCs kicks

“But some universities chose 120 at the meeting. What the JAMB has done is to transfer power back to the Senate of universities.

Vice-Chancellor, University of Ibadan(UI), Professor Idowu Olayinka, in a statement released by his Media Assistant, Mr Sunday Saanu, on Thursday, August 24, said UI stated that it would never admit any candidate that scored 120 in the UTME.

 

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