JAMB Set To Review UTME Cut- Off Marks

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board
(JAMB) has announced that it will fix cut-off points
for all courses for this year’s Unified Tertiary
Matriculation Examination (UTME) on June 2.
JAMB spokesperson, Dr. Fabian Benjamin who
disclosed this on Monday in a statement said the
policy meeting which is for the exercise will be
presided by the Honourable Minister of Education,
Malam Adamu Adamu.
He added:

“This year’s meeting is scheduled to hold on June 2.
Nationally accepted cut-off marks would be decided
and issued Federal Government guidelines and
regulations would be articulated and decision taken;
even as it would x-ray the performance of
subsequent years to put checks and balances.
“The very important meeting has policy makers, the
Heads of all tertiary institutions, the Vice-
Chancellors, Rectors, Provost, Registrars and
relevant stakeholders like the National Universities
Commission (NUC), National Youth Service Corps
and others in attendance.
“The Honorable Minister places much important on
this assembly and has categorically made it clear
that he won’t tolerate a situation where decision
reached would be flagrantly disobeyed or not
adhered to strictly.
“Some of this decision borders on admissions
deadlines and quota system which some institutions
has failed to comply with and other sharp practices
capable of undermining the entire admission
“JAMB commends the Honorable Minister for his
effort at sanitizing the sector and ensuring that the
lost glory of education are returned and restored,
while noting that these efforts would no doubt
manifest great results in no distance time.
“JAMB wishes to use this medium to urge the public
to follow this process keenly and also note that cut-
off points in particular are as usual a minimum
score pruning mechanisms and institutions are at
liberty to go higher depending on their
“JAMB also commends the Honorable Minister for
his efforts so far in ensuring that the lost glory of
education are returned.
“The Minister’s insistence on due process and
support for the transformation in the Board and the
entire educational system will no doubt manifest
great results in no distance time,” He noted.


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