JAMB Releases New Cut-OffMark For Universities Admission 2022/2023
JAMB and heads of tertiary education institutions in the country have set the minimum cut-off mark for admissions in the 2022 /2023 academic session.
The minimum cut-off mark for universities is 140 while that of polytechnics and colleges of education was selected to be at 100. These were announced at the ongoing Policy Meeting on Admissions, presided by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, in Abuja, Thursday.
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JAMB’s registrar, Professor Ishaq Oloyede, announced the cut-off after thorough debates and votes by vice-chancellors of universities, rectors of polytechnics, and provosts of colleges of education, said the implication was that “every institution has the right to fix its cut-off mark even up to 220 but no one would be allowed to go less than the agreed minimum marks of 100 for colleges of education, 100 for polytechnics and 140 for universities.”
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Thursday revealed that only 378,639 of the 1,761,338 who sat for the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) scored 200 and above.
This was made known by JAMB Registrar, Professor Ishaq Oloyede, during the 2022 policy meeting which was chaired by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu.
Giving a further breakdown of the 2022 UTME results, Oloyede pointed out that a total of 378,639 scored above 200; 520,596 candidates scored 190 and above; 704,991 scored 180 and above; 934,103 scored 170 and above, while 1,192, 057 scored 160 and above.
Oloyede also noted that the examination body allowed candidates with awaiting results to register for the 2022 UTME.
He said, “JAMB allowed awaiting results candidates to register and sit for the 2022 UTME. These candidates can’t be considered for admission on awaiting result status. They must present their O’level results on the board’s portal before the commencement of admissions.
What you should know
- Recall that on May 14, 2022, JAMB announced the release of the results of candidates who sat for the just concluded 2022 UTME, with about 1.7 million candidates reported to have taken part in the examination nationwide in 755 registered computer-based centers.
- The examination body while releasing the results of the examination, had warned candidates against desperate fraudsters who will send all kinds of messages on how to check their results through different means from the one directed by JAMB.
- The JAMB registrar, Oloyede, had earlier today disclosed that an Ekiti state indigene scored the highest score during the 2022 UTME examinations conducted by the board.