Education news:> Jamb confirmed universities, polytechnics and colleges cut-off to 180 and 150


THE Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has fixed 180 as 2015/2016 minimum cut-off marks for admissions into universities in the country.

The board has also approved 150 as cut-off marks for admissions into colleges of education, polytechnics and other diploma awarding institutions.


JAMB Registrar and Chief Executive, Professor 'Dibu Ojerinde, announced this on Tuesday in Abuja after the sixth combined policy meeting on admissions to degree, Nigeria Certificate in Education, National Diploma and National Innovation Diploma-awarding institutions.

The policy meeting involving vice chancellors, rectors, provosts, among others, is held by JAMB annually to approve minimum entry requirements for admissions after UTME is conducted.
Stakeholders at the meeting also agreed on the admission quota for the 2015/2016 academic year, which was pegged at 60-40 ratio for science and arts related programmes in all universities, while a ratio of 70-30 goes for technology and non-technology related courses in the polytechnics.

Ojerinde warned tertiary institutions against flouting admissions regularisation process, saying with effect from the current academic session, the board would sanction defaulters who seek for regularisation of admissions.

Ojerinde noted there was high number of candidates, in the last Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) who applied to universities as first choice.
He disclosed that a total of 1,436,867 candidates, representing 97.38 per cent, applied for degree awarding institutions as first choice preference.

The 2015 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination(UTME) cumulative performance statistics of candidates also released by JAMB indicated that 455,639 candidates scored 200 and above.
Those who scored 190-to 199 stood at 207,720 while those below 160 were 122,091 candidates.
For the 2015 admission year, University of Ilorin topped the first choice universities for applicants with 7.12 per cent.

This was closely followed by University of Benin with 4.83 per cent.
Federal Polytechnic, Offa, Kwara State, topped most preferred polytechnic with 0.15 per cent, followed by Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic, Ikot-Osurua, with 0.11 per cent.

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