JAMB Cut-off marks that will be used for the
2016/2017 academic session admission exercise.
We have been receiving calls and messages from
2015/2016 JAMB UTME applicants regarding the
official cut-off mark of various universities,
polytechnics and colleges of education in Nigeria.
We are happy to inform all JAMBites that JAMB
has finally announced the cut-off marks that
would be used for this year’s admission exercise.
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board
(JAMB) and tertiary education stakeholders on
Thursday in Abuja adopted 180 as the cut-off
mark for 2016 admission into universities,
polytechnics and colleges of education.
The decision was reached at the 2016 Combined
Policy Meeting on Admissions to Degree, Nigerian
Certificate of Education (NCE) and National
Diploma (ND) chaired by the Minister of
Education, Adamu Adamu. In his opening remark,
Mr. Adamu said if there was confidence in
JAMB’s conduct of the University Tertiary
Matriculation Examinations (UTME), there should
be no need for post-UTME.
The post-UTME is organised by various tertiary
institutions to screen candidates who applied to
such institutions and who had scaled through
JAMB’s UTME. “If the universities have problem
with what JAMB is doing, they should come
forward with it and we will address it.
“JAMB is one of the most active parastatals in
the ministry; I expect that policies that would be
beneficial to Nigerian students should be
discussed at this meeting. “I believe there should
be no ground to lower the quality; Nov. 30
remains the closing date for 2016 admission. “No
institution should exceed its quota in admission;
we will start issuing penalties to defaulting