Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, and heads of tertiary education institutions in the country have further reduced the minimum cut-off mark for admissions into Universities in the 2022/2023 academic session to 140.
The board, today, July 21, at the ongoing Policy Meeting on Admissions presided by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, in Abuja, also pegged the minimum cut-off marks for polytechnics to 100 and colleges of education to 100.
The JAMB’s registrar, Professor Ishaq Oloyede, who announced the cut-off after a thorough debates and votes by vice chancellors of universities, rectors of polytechnics and provosts of colleges of education, said that the implication is that every institution has the right to fix its own cut-off mark even up to 220.
Oloyede said that 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.
He said that the merit quota for federal universities remains 45percent, while the state universities fall between indigine quota and national quota.
The meeting also called for the review of admission criteria to give ten per cent discretional power of admission to heads of tertiary institutions.