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Nigerian Tertiary Schools Admission Board Cancels General Cut-off Marks, Leaves Schools To Decide Benchmarks For Candidates

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has cancelled the nationwide admission benchmark often known as cut-off marks for admission into tertiary establishments.

This permits every of the nation’s tertiary establishments to peg its admission benchmark.



The choice was taken on the 2021 coverage assembly which was held nearly and chaired by the Minister of Training, Adamu Adamu.

The board’s registrar, Prof Ishaq Oloyede, acknowledged: “Some universities corresponding to College of Maiduguri proposed 150, Usman Dan Fodio College Sokoto proposed 140, Pan Atlantic College proposed 210, College of Lagos 200, Lagos State College 190, Covenant College 190, Bayero College Kano, 180.

“Establishments have now been given the freedom to resolve minimize off marks, there will likely be no minimize off from JAMB.”

On the deadline for the closure of admissions, the stakeholders resolved to permit the ministry to resolve as they may not agree on the December 31, 2021 deadline for all public establishments and January 31, 2022, for all personal establishments.

Stakeholders additionally adopted the 2021 admission tips, which give that each one functions for part-time or full-time programmes for levels, (NCE) Nationwide Certificates In Training, OND (Bizarre Nationwide Diploma), and others have to be posted solely by way of JAMB.

The assembly accepted that for Direct Entry, the utmost rating a candidate can current is 6 and the minimal is 2 or E, as required by regulation.

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