JAMB approves cut-off marks for varsities, polytechnics


The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, on Thursday, approved cut-off marks for universities and polytechnics in the country.

The choice was made following a contentious meeting that included representatives from the National Universities Commission, the Ministry of Education, the National Board for Technical Education, and others.

The cut-off figure for polytechnics was 120, while universities required 140.

It was previously reported that only 378,639 of the 1,761,338 candidates who took the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations achieved a score of 200 or higher. This information was revealed by the JAMB registrar, Professor Ishaq Oloyede, at the 2022 policy meeting.

Oloyede provided additional exam statistics, noting that 378,639 candidates scored higher than 200; 520,596 candidates scored 190 or higher; 704,991 candidates scored 180 or higher; 934,103 candidates scored 170 or higher; and 1,192,057 candidates scored 160 or higher.

Oloyede continued by pointing out that the board permitted applicants whose results were still pending to register for the 2022 UTME.

“JAMB permitted applicants who were awaiting results to enrol and take the UTME in 2022. These applicants cannot be taken into consideration for admission while awaiting results. Before admissions begin, they must upload their O’level results to the board’s portal.



Vincent Paul

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