During the recent event of JAMB 2020 Policy Meeting on Admissions, the board has approved 160 as the minimum cut-off mark for admission into Universities. Polytechnics cut-off mark was pegged at 120 and above 100 for colleges.
Speaking at the meeting, The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu directed JAMB and tertiary institutions to proceed with the conduct of 2020/2021 admissions. Admission processes for tertiary institutions are expected to commence in August based on the guidelines released by JAMB.
The Education Minister who was represented by the Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba, urged JAMB and tertiary institutions to consider candidates with previous years’ Senior School Certificate Examination and other qualifying results, to proceed with the admission process. He said the government will make an arrangement that will accommodate applicants who will be taking the examination when the opportunity to do so is worked out.
Concerning last year’s admission exercise, it was also disclosed that out of the total number of candidates registered for last year’s UTME, only 1,157,977 candidates had the required five credits with English and Mathematics. 612, 557 candidates were offered admission while about 510,957 admission spaces were unused by tertiary institutions in 2019.