By Emmanuel Adeleke
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has adopted 140 as the minimum cut-off mark for university and 100 for admission into both polytechnics and colleges of education.
The Board’s Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, disclosed this at the 2023 policy meeting of tertiary institutions in Abuja, on Saturday.
He said that all institutions must adhere to the rule and must not go below the approved points.
He noted that every tertiary institution must ensure its own minimum standard, especially as it relates to institutional screening and grading in the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE), which must not be lower than 50 marks.
”All institutions must abide by this minimum point. This means that no institution can go below the standard.
”For the 15 private universities that demand between 120 and 130 as minimum points, note that the 140 is sacrosanct and must not be violated.
“This is because the system put in place will not recognise 139, so ensure you comply,” he said.
Oloyede also said that institutions must not collect more than N2,000 as screening fees from candidates.