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JAMB Fixes Cut Off Marks For Universities, Polytechnics, Colleges Of Education

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has anchored minimum cut off marks for Nigeria’s tertiary institutions.

The minimum cut off marks for admissions into universities in Nigeria was set for 120, polytechnics and colleges education called at 100, while that of avant-garde active institutes was called at 110.

Institutions are, however, at alternative to accession their cut off marks for acceptance aloft the minimum set by JAMB.

Also, admissions into accessible amount application institutions for the 2017 UTME assay will end on January 15, 2018 while for clandestine institutions, it ends on January 31, 2018.

Also, decisions on aboriginal best candidates by universities will end on October 15, and additional best candidates will end on December 15; afterwards which the actual acceptance will be accessible in the bazaar abode for added institutions till the January closing dates.

These decisions were taken at the 2017 Combined Action Meetings on Admissions into Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria which concluded on Tuesday.

The Registrar of JAMB, Ishaq Oloyede, said a Central Acceptance Processing System, CAPS, will be acclimated to accumulate acceptance processes a part of institutions, as it addresses challenges associated with the above approach.

Mr. Oloyede aswell said that Institutions could conduct bifold approach arrangement which involves both chiral and the anew alien CAPS.

He advocated a activating educational action as accompanying to admissions.

“All over the world, there is agitation for activating educational policy,” he said. “JAMB alone admits for National Diploma, not Higher National Diploma; so why should we use the aforementioned claim for ND and BSC, that is absurd parity.”

“We should not be affected in acclimation our cut off mark; we charge not over-dramatise affair of cut off mark.”

He said candidates’ applications to abstraction agronomics was actual low while applications to abstraction anesthetic and bloom sciences increased.

Speaking on actionable admissions, he said the action is now automatic because the Registrar of JAMB have to accept all candidates.

“About 17,160 acceptance were accepted after JAMB beyond institutions in Nigeria,” he said.

The Abbot of Education, Adamu Adamu, aswell aforetime appear a lift of the ban on the conduct of Post-UTME assay as a prerequisite for acceptance into tertiary institutions.

“Cancellation of Post- UTME is a mistake,” he said.

He acclaimed that banning of post-UTME led to a lot of irregularities by candidates and some institutions.

The abbot explained that with the appropriation of the ban on the conduct of the examination, institutions are now at alternative to conduct, while abacus that fee for the assay should not beat N2000.

He explained that the 2016 acceptance action was a huge success, while cogent optimism that government is alive assiduously to accomplish that of 2017 better.

Mr. Adamu acclaimed that government is aswell authoritative efforts to aggrandize acceptance and ensure adequation in the apprenticeship sector.

He bidding optimism that a abundant amount of candidates who sat for the 2017 UTME would accretion acceptance into tertiary institution.

“Over 1.6 actor candidates activated for amount courses, over 17,000 for ND as able-bodied as NCE,” he said.

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