2019 universities cut off mark now 160

2019 university cut off mark now 160 photo

According to the meeting held at the Bola Babalakin auditorium in Osun state on Tuesday at the 19th policy meeting on admissions to Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria, the cut off marks of Nigerian higher institution was reduced.
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 The meeting, which was held by JAMB registrar (Prof Isaq Oloyede) JAMB and many other educational  sector stakeholders. They agreed to the reduction in the cut off marks of Universities from 200 or 180 to 160, while for private universities from 180 or 160 to 140,  they also reduced  Polytechnics cut off mark from 180 or 160 to 140 while private polytechnics from 160  to 140, they changed all Colleges of Education cut off marks to 100.

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   Many of the Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB) candidates reacted to the 160 cut-off mark reduction for the 2019/2020 admission process on the interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
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Musbau Adamu a Jamb (UTME)  candidate said he accepted the cut-off mark and he is glad with it, he said.

“It would be More painful if after paying and you still don't get admitted into the university. We will, remain hopeful though,” he said.

Flora Chikwe who is also one of the candidates told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that her Jamb score is 180 and that she was happy with the reduction since she is now above the cut off mark. Flora also used the medium to beg the board to make the admissions process easy.

 The News Agency of Nigeria also gave a teacher a chance to speak in adherence to the University, Polytechnics and College of Education cut off Mark reduction.  The Teacher Mr Ceasar Adams also agreed with the entire process of admissions by the educational sector stakeholders, he said the process would be transparent if they adhere to it,  he said the cut off marks is a welcome development and  it will really give a lot of candidates an opportunity for admission but it will not be in favour to all courses.

He said: “For instance, most highly competitive courses like medicine and surgery or pharmacy would not be less than 200,  in most of the universities. So those whose Jamb score is less than 200  should not celebrate over the 160 bench mark.

The Education sector said the admission registration procedures for institutions of first choice of candidates in all public universities will begin from Aug. 21 to Nov. 16 and They also agreed that all state and private universities would put their minimum admission benchmark on 140 and above.

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