JAMB Plans Cut-Off Slash Below 180 – JAMB Registrar

JAMB Plans Cut-Off Slash Below 180 – JAMB Registrar

Nigerian tertiary institutions prospective students raised their hopes high as the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) makes plan to slash her cut-off mark for 2016/2107 admission session.

In a statement issued by the board’s Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede during their 2nd Technical Committee Meeting for 2016 Admissions to Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria at Alvan Ikoku College Of Education, Owerri, he made known about this plan.

JAMB Plans Cut-Off Slash Below 180 – JAMB Registrar

The Registrar said that this decision became necessary due to the inability of some of the institutions in Nigeria to implement the 180 cut-off mark agreed on in the meeting of Board of higher institutions and other stakeholders.

In his speech, he said, “A large number of institutions, particularly the budding ones, have applied for a waiver to enable them admit candidates who in some instances scored below 180 marks. For some, this may sound unreasonable with the largely false impression that there is no placement in our institutions for a large percentage of those who score above 180 and are qualified for admission.”

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Oloyede explained that this plea needs attention and that is why JAMB is coming up with this decision. According to him, ‘JAMB have studied the way tertiary institutions admits students for years now and have discovered that majority of the institutions hardly fill their quota for admission, sometimes they waste about 50% of the quota.

‘Then students lie at home do nothing when they are supposed to be in the classroom.’

This is why we must make sure that every institution implements this cut-off and that no student is unjustifiably denied of his/her admission.

He concluded by saying that the deadline of admission for all institutions is 3oth November and any institution that fails to exhaust her admission list by then would be stopped from admitting students for the session.


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