The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, and heads of tertiary institutions in the Nigeria have announced the minimum cut-off mark for admissions into various schools for the 2022/2023 academic session.
The announcement which was made at the ongoing Policy Meeting on Admissions and presided by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, on Thursday in Abuja pegged the minimum cut-off marks for universities at 140, polytechnics 100 and colleges of education 100.
JAMB’s registrar, Professor Ishaq Oloyede, who announced the cut-off marks after several hours of debates and votes by vice chancellors of universities, rectors of polytechnics, provosts of colleges of education, registrars and other critical stakeholders in the nation’s higher education sector, said the implication is that every institution now has the right to fix its own cut-off mark even up to 220 but are not allowed to go below the agreed minimum marks of 140 for universities, 100 for polytechnics and 100 for colleges of education.
The cut-off marks are in accordance with the scores of candidates in the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) conducted by JAMB earlier this year.
Participants at the meeting called for a review of admission criteria to give 10per cent discretional power of admission to heads of tertiary institutions in order to meet the demands from their immediate environment.
Earlier in his opening remarks, Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu admonish all and sundry to comply with the policy directives as decided at the meeting, noting that any infringement of any of the policy guidelines would be meted with appropriate sanctions.
He also urge the leadership of tertiary institutions to partner with the Federal Government in its frantic efforts at restore industrial harmony into tertiary institutions in Nigeria.
“It is clear that stable academic calendar is required for quality education and development in Nigeria. I also seize this opportunity to appeal to the trade unions in the tertiary education sub-sector to, in the interest of the future of Nigeria, call off the perennial strike and embrace genuine dialogue as solution to our problems.”
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