JAMB announces UTME cut-off mark for Fed varsities

STAKEHOLDERS in Federal universities across the country yesterday announced 160 as the minimum benchmark for admission of candidates for the 2019/2020 academic year.

The decision was reached in Gbongan, Osun State, during the board’s joint 19th policy meeting on admissions to tertiary institutions.

The stakeholders also unanimously agreed to carry out admission registration procedures for institutions of first choice of candidates in all public universities from August 21 to November 16.

They agreed that all state and private universities would peg minimum admission benchmark at 140 and above.

The admission registration process for candidates’ institutions of second choice will take place from November 17 to December 17, according to them.

They said the minimum UTME score of candidates for public polytechnics should be 120 and above while that of their private counterparts was pegged at 110 and above.

The minimum cut-off mark for the colleges of education was also agreed on 110 and above.

The stakeholders agreed to extend admission registration procedure for private universities to February 15, 2020.

Addressing the stakeholders at the meeting, JAMB Registrar Prof Is-haq Oloyede said: “The admission process would be guided by the approved institutional/programmes cut-off marks and minimum UTME score, as submitted by the respective institutions.

“The minimum UTME score for admission will be as prescribed by each institution subject to the respective National Minimum UTME score.”

According to him, admission for the 2019/2020 academic session will be conducted on the Central Admissions Processing System (CAPS).

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