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We don’t give preferential cut-off marks to northern students – JAMB insists

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has insisted it doesn’t give “preferential cut-off marks” to college students who take the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, from the northern a part of Nigeria.

Recall that Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State earlier known as on the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, to cease giving “preferential scores” to college students in Northern Nigeria.

Showing on Channels Tv’s ‘Dawn Every day’, the Governor stated it was mistaken for the scholars within the North who sit for the UTME to get preferential remedy.

El-Rufai stated that each one college students within the nation ought to get the identical cut-off marks and that college students within the North shouldn’t be given decrease cut-off marks.

Reacting, the board’s Head of Info and Media, Fabian Benjamin, in a press release on Tuesday insisted that the examination physique doesn’t give preferential cut-off marks for anyone.

“JAMB doesn’t give preferential cut-off marks to candidates. Candidates are solely admitted in response to the scores outlined by establishments.

”The scholars sit for the UTME examination and it’s what they get hold of that’s the foundation for his or her choice after the coverage assembly has authorised the graduation of admission.

“What folks check with because the cut-off mark is the minimal rating and every establishment units its personal minimal rating; it’s a perform of efficiency within the UTME for the 12 months, subscription to programmes and establishments .

”The figuring out issue is the subscription to a selected programme or college. If the subscription could be very low, then it can have an effect on the minimal rating for the programme,” he stated.

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