The Joint Admissions Matriculations Board (JAMB) on Friday backtracked a bit following widespread criticism that followed the 120/100 cut-off marks it announced for admissions into Nigerian universities and polytechnics.
In a series of tweets, the board explained that the cut-off mark does not amount to automatic admission because candidates with higher marks will be considered first.
“Institutions will still admit using established criteria of merit and others”, it tweeted, adding “The 120 cut off mark doesn’t mean an automatic ticket for admission”.
During the week, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) joined other Nigerians in lampooning JAMB for setting such a low cut-off mark for admissions.
JAMB also announced that it has introduced the Central Admissions Processing System (CAPS). Without explaining further, it said the system would help “to streamline admission exercise and give candidates the right to track admission”.
Meanwhile, the board has said that Direct Entry registration process would end on September 15, 2017.