The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), in collaboration with tertiary institutions, will, on June 24, fix the cut-off marks for admissions into tertiary institutions.
The cut-off marks would be adopted at the 2023 policy meeting on admission into tertiary institutions.
JAMB’s Head of the Public Affairs and Protocol, Fabian Benjamin, announced this in the weekly bulletin of the board yesterday in Abuja.
The board said that the meeting would discuss, among others, the “acceptable minimum admissible score to be applied in all admissions to be undertaken by all tertiary institutions in Nigeria”.
The bulletin reads: “During the meeting, stakeholders will discuss critical issues emanating from the just-concluded Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), sale of Direct Entry (DE) application documents, in addition to setting the tone for the 2023/2024 admission exercise in tertiary institutions.
“The policy meeting will be chaired by the Minister of Education with all heads of tertiary institutions in attendance along with relevant regulatory bodies.
“Other critical issues slated for discussion at the policy meeting, aside issues emanating from the presentation of the Registrar of JAMB on the just concluded UTME, are those of national importance, particularly as they concern the Education sector.
“The meeting is also expected to chart policy directions for the nation’s tertiary institutions, set admission guidelines, present and anal
yse application statistics, and candidates’ performance, as well as evaluate the 2023 admission exercise.
“Furthermore, the policy meeting, among other things, will decide the acceptable minimum admissible score to be applied in all admissions to be undertaken by all tertiary institutions in Nigeria.”
In 2021, JAMB scrapped the use of general cut-off marks for admissions and granted tertiary institutions the power to set their own minimum cut-off marks.
But the board said the institutions cannot go below such cut-off marks after adoption by the board.
“Institutions have now been given the liberty to decide cut-off marks. There will be no cut-off from JAMB,” the board’s Registrar, Is-haq Oloyede, had said.