The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and heads of Tertiary Institutions will on August 31, at a Policy Meeting, peg the minimum cut-off mark for 2021/ 2022 admissions.
According to reports, advocate.ng reliably gathered that the Board will reach a decision on the new minimum cut-off marks and other admission issues at the policy meeting, which will be chaired by Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu.
It would be recalled that last year, JAMB, in collaboration with Vice – Chancellors of Universities, Rectors of Polytechnics, and Provosts of Colleges of Education, pegged the minimum cut–off mark at 160 and above for admission into Universities, 120 for Polytechnics and 100 for colleges of education.
The Board said this in its weekly bulletin released by Head of Media, Dr. Fabian Benjamin on Sunday in Abuja.
It reads: “This (policy) meeting kick-starts the admission process into the Nation’s Tertiary Institutions. It will discuss critical issues emanating from the presentation of the Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on the just-concluded Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry applications, in addition to setting the tone for the 2021/2022 Admission exercise.
“The meeting is expected to chart policy directions for the Nation’s Tertiary Institutions, set admission guidelines and present application statistics, candidates’ performance as well as evaluate the 2020 Admission exercise.
“The meeting, in addition to other deliberations, would take a stand on acceptable minimum admissions standards to be applied in all admissions to be undertaken by all tertiary institutions in Nigeria.
“Given the critical nature of the decisions to be taken at the meeting, it would be streamed live on the Board’s website, www.jamb.gov.ng and on its Facebook handle “@JAMBULLETIN” and other social media platforms.
“The Board made it clear that it is an abuse of process for any Institution to commence any admission exercise before this meeting, as it is this forum that gives this authorization.”