JAMB Sets Minimum Admission Scores for Nigerian Universities and Tertiary Institutions…

-by Ola Williams (Abuja)

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has recently announced the establishment of minimum scores required for candidates seeking admission into Nigerian universities and tertiary institutions.

During the 2023 Policy Meeting on Admissions to Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria, held at the National Judicial Institute in Abuja, the board unveiled the minimum cut-off marks for different types of institutions.

According to the latest guidelines, candidates aspiring to secure admission into Nigerian universities will need to achieve a minimum score of 140 points. In contrast, the minimum cut-off marks for Polytechnics and Colleges of Education have been set at 100 points.

While these scores serve as a minimum benchmark, the Registrar of JAMB, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, clarified that institutions are not obligated to strictly adhere to these requirements. The board emphasized that universities and other tertiary institutions maintain the autonomy to establish their own admission criteria within the broad framework provided.

This announcement aims to streamline the admission process and provide a standardized guideline for prospective students.

However, it is important to note that institutions have the flexibility to consider various factors beyond these minimum scores when selecting candidates for admission.

Aspiring students and educational stakeholders are advised to stay informed about the admission guidelines issued by specific universities and tertiary institutions to better understand their individual requirements and expectations.

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