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JAMB pegs UTME cut-off mark at 160

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JOINT Administration and Matriculations Board (JAMB) has come out with the minimum benchmark for admission into 2019-2020 academic year of federal universities, pegging the figure at 160.

The decision was reached in Gbongan, Osun State, during the board’s joint 19th policy meeting on admissions to tertiary institutions, where stakeholders unanimously agreed to carry out admission registration procedures for institutions of first choice of candidates in all public universities from August 21 to November 16, with registration process for candidates’ institutions of second choice taking place from November 17 to December 17.

It was also resolved that all state and private universities would peg minimum admission cut off mark at 140 and above, while minimum UTME score of candidates for public polytechnics should be 120 and above with that of their private counterparts as well as those seeking admission into colleges of education left at 110 and above.

Stakeholders also agreed to extend procedure for registration into private universities to February 15, 2020.

Making this development known, Registrar of JAMB, Prof Is-haq Oloyede said that admission processes would be guided by the approved institutional or programmes cut-off marks and minimum UTME score as submitted by the respective institutions.

However, some candidates of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) yesterday reacted to the cut-off marks imposed for the 2019-2020 admissions process, expressing concern that some schools would find a way to frustrate admission seekers with their different admission processes.

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