Official: JAMB Announces 2017 Cut-Off Marks For All Institutions

Official: JAMB Announces 2017 Cut-Off Marks For All Institutions

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has set the the minimum cut-off mark for admissions into universities at 120.

This followed the conclusion of the combined policy meeting which had Vice Chancellors, Rectors and Provosts of higher institutions as well as other stake holders in attendance.

The minimum cut off marks for polytechnics and colleges of education was set at 100 while that of innovative enterprising institutes was set at 110.

It was also decided at the meeting that admission into first choice universities should close on October 15 while December 15, 2017 was set as the closing date for second choice admission by institutions.

Also, admissions into public degree awarding institutions for the 2017 UTME examination will end on January 15, 2018 while for private institutions, it ends on January 31, 2018.

JAMB Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede said institutions, with the decision, are not to go below the minimum cut-off points adopted at the meeting for admissions.

He called for the adoption of flexible cut-off marks for admission processes by higher institutions in the country.

According to him, “What JAMB has done is to recommend; We will only determine the minimum, whatever you determine as your admission cut-off mark is your decision.

“The Senate and academic boards of universities should be allowed to determine their cut-off marks.”He said.

“The admission process is now automated with direct involvement of the registrar of JAMB for final approval.

“We have agreed to regularize admissions that were done under the table this year. From next year we will not accept anything like that.”

On the other hand, the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu stated that the cancellation on post-UTME was a mistake and said institutions are now at liberty to conduct, while adding that fee for the examination should not exceed N2000.

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Comments (155)

laarryp
4 months ago
Abeg what next now
delongest
4 months ago
nice
Mosh More Tz
4 months ago
Ftc
Derek chuks
4 months ago
Omg it still a shock to me
nyx ulric
4 months ago
Hope all institutions follow this but 120 kinda funny
Mcspinny
4 months ago
Nice!!
marvinjob
4 months ago
Don't have time for ftc,I pray it favours us all ijn.Amen.
chiqz
4 months ago
praise the lord.... ....!!!!!!!!
Uche8802
4 months ago
Cut off Mark absolutely has nothing to do with people's intellectual, jam is a time wasting, in civilised country there is nothing like that, after secondary school examination people write direct matric. Despite 280 cut off Mark did Nigerian universities make any difference in world education level? No. If you were able to make it when cut off Mark was 280 do not make you look more intelligent than those of tomorrow sir. Education systems in Nigeria are very poor.
Uche8802
4 months ago
People will always keep complaining and if u check the records of those complaints u will be amused to realise that without cheating they can't even score up to 100 in jamb, but they will come out and criticise a welcome development that will push the nation to the next level, and if I may draw ur attention to the picture and story of the unn best graduating student that went viral. For the records she sat for jamb to study medicine in unn and she couldn't make the cut off marks and she had to settle for a lower medical course and then later in her 200l transited to proper medical course she really wanted. Note that she didn't make jamb to study medicine but she ended up graduating as the best medical student..... I know many brilliant persons that jamb didn't favour due to the high cut of Mark. For me this is a welcome development that will give many the opportunity to pursue their aspirations...
  • buta2E: You be wise man tell them
    Like 0    Dislike 0   4 months ago
  • Uche8802: They dnt seems to understand
    Like 0    Dislike 0   4 months ago
  • landlord4all: [email protected] any student that cannot score above 200 in jamb is not even suppose to be in the university. and you are talking of cheating. how can a student cheat with CBT? are the questions not from the text books? brains are not the same. if you cannot meet up with your pals,,, try harder next time. 120 bench mark is too low my man. is juts too low. me i was thinking they will increase it to 200. at least average for Nigerian universities to go higher than our neighbour.
    Like 0    Dislike 0   4 months ago
  • Uche8802: @ landlord4all i hope u dnt knw what u are saying anyways u are still a child , u will understand when u grow, i understand that you are now wiser that the profs, VCs and rectors of nigerian institution and i will say it again Cut off Mark absolutely has nothing to do with people's intellectual, jam is a time wasting, in civilised country there is nothing like that, after secondary school examination people write direct matric. Despite 280 cut off Mark did Nigerian universities make any difference in world education level? No. If you were able to make it when cut off Mark was 280 do not make you look more intelligent than those of tomorrow sir. Education systems in Nigeria are very poor.
    Like 0    Dislike 0   4 months ago
  • Abidooo: Frankly speaking 130 is too small Ahah! 30% the reason why those profs agreed with this was just to make more money cos pume can be conducted now
    Like 0    Dislike 0   4 months ago
  • Godwill1132: Hey! Landlord jamb is NT d true test of someone intelligent,dnt tell me dat if a person didn't score up to 200 in jamb d person isn't suppose to b in higher institution,it might be due to some circumstances that d person scored dat score,and their AR those dat may score 400 bt they AR nt better than those dat score blow 200 in jamb.just gt it in faculty
    Like 0    Dislike 0   4 months ago
  • Godwill1132: gt it into ur faculty I mean
    Like 0    Dislike 0   4 months ago
Dondollar
4 months ago
Government what to use us as a source of avenue again, what how can cut off mark be 120 and 100.
Uche8802
4 months ago
This is a welcome development if jamb cut-off mark can be b/t 100-200 it will reduce exam-malp, bcos any student that write jamb and score b/t 100-200 without cheating must be a brilliant student.
  • Shagzzy: Is truth BT to me am till shock
    Like 0    Dislike 0   4 months ago
  • Habex unilag: Just take a look at ur statement

    Meaning those that hv above 250 used exam malpractice .

    Not all ar dull
    Like 0    Dislike 0   4 months ago
  • Uche8802: Not all are dull actually
    Like 0    Dislike 0   4 months ago
  • Shagzzy: Not all,for instant those wu boust their score con
    Like 0    Dislike 0   4 months ago
  • AK Fejiro: Guy abeg speak for urself. Did they bring d questions frm space or was it not set frm text books.
    Like 0    Dislike 0   4 months ago
  • Uche8802: U cant do anything about it o
    Like 0    Dislike 0   4 months ago
  • korex003: Famous. I hope you recall that even when the cut off mark was 180, the top schools did not admit Up to 20% of the students who were qualified
    Like 0    Dislike 0   4 months ago
  • AK Fejiro: I know i get do anything abt it but skuls can. Didn't u read d part that d minimum cut off is 120 not maximum. The skuls have a right to choose dier cut off mark.

    So if i were u i wudnt bother rejoicing abt it

    There was a year wen jamb recorded mass failure n appealed to all skuls both federal n state uni to make dier cut off 180.

    Top skuls lyk uniben, unilag n other top uni didn't bother changing diers.

    If they did it den why do u think dey wil succumb to a mark much lower Dan 180.
    Like 0    Dislike 0   4 months ago
  • Uche8802: Ak Fejiro which year was that and i will say it again Cut off Mark absolutely has nothing to do with people's intellectual, jam is a time wasting, in civilised country there is nothing like that, after secondary school examination people write direct matric. Despite 280 cut off Mark did Nigerian universities make any difference in world education level? No. If you were able to make it when cut off Mark was 280 do not make you look more intelligent than those of tomorrow sir. Education systems in Nigeria are very poor.
    Like 0    Dislike 0   4 months ago
readone6
4 months ago
so funny is this why de jamb is delaying us
Habex unilag
4 months ago
Dis is nonsense how can someone with 120/400

be allowed to university if jamb doesn't favour u ,you shod be able to score atleast 170 on your if really u ar a student



Dis policy of jamb would bring high rate of curuption to universities as even hoodlums that peck jamb form can also go too university as a result of the cut oof the cut mark



Dhat cut off is too low indeed ..ar we pricing tomatoes ?
  • brain-box: Mr habex, I am not use to insulting people on social media but if I do, it means they deserve it.

    I am just sad I won't be able to make you come to your senses Because my phone touchpad is bad , but I will just say a few words.

    u made a few interesting points bt your paragraph 2 is. a bit out of the way.

    can you boast of 180 yourself?

    jamb doesn't determine how smart you are, many people faced a lot of challenges before/during the exam.

    please just be careful, you scored high doesn't mean you are smarter than those who didn't.
    Like 0    Dislike 0   4 months ago
  • AK Fejiro: Brain box there is nothing wrong wit his statement.

    Jamb is an external exam n u know u re supposed to prepare extra hard for it.

    To me d cut off mark is too low cos it's not up to half of d total score.

    This will make pipo not to prepare hard for it.

    No exam is easy dats why u need extra effort to score high
    Like 0    Dislike 0   4 months ago
  • TeeClassy: Most schools will juz allow you to register, and they won't admit you cos if the minimum cutoff. At least UI did such last year
    Like 0    Dislike 0   4 months ago
  • korex003: Tee classy tell them. Brain box beg chill. The dude has a point. At least before even if you had long legs, you had to score 180. But now that it is 120, God help us that we don't even know someone that sweeps in the school
    Like 0    Dislike 0   4 months ago
  • Angielina: Now this is where you are all wrong, ask yourself do other nations even write or need jamb or any other exams to enter a university no. Only the school should be allowed to do that. To be sincere jamb is rubbish. Waste of time.
    Like 0    Dislike 0   4 months ago
  • JeyNathan: You guys are just totally missing the point, jamb MINIMUM cut off mark was 120, which means universities are free to set their cut off mark to 300 if they want, but it shouldn't be LOWER than 120....geeeez, you guys should apply wisdom na.....just because the minimum cut off is 120 doesn't mean universities will make theirs 120
    Like 0    Dislike 0   4 months ago
  • La patrona: Young man, we know 120 is the minimum.. The thing is that 120 is just too small.. When people suggested 150, there were still compliants and arguments.. But now they're, saying 120!.. Can you imagine? Negodu ife ndia n'ako
    Like 0    Dislike 0   4 months ago
aishat4622
4 months ago
nyc!!!
  • Habex unilag: To brain box

    U ar one of those that doesnt want progress for this country how can u hav 30â„… as cut off and yet u keep saying its owk





    Just wattapp me le me tell u som finz u gad too know

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    Like 0    Dislike 0   4 months ago

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