The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has set the benchmark for admission into tertiary institutions for the 2020 school session.

The 20th Policy Meeting on Admissions to Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria has approved 160 and above as the national minimum benchmark for admission for the year 2020 into public universities. The board also adopted 120 as the minimum cut-off mark for admission into Polytechnics and 100 for the college of Education

JAMB Cut off Mark for Private Universities

The 19th Policy meeting held at Bola Babalakin Auditorium, Gbongan, Osun State, on Tuesday, 11th June also approved 140 as minimum UTME score for admission into private universities.

JAMB Cutoff Mark for Public Polytechnics

For public polytechnic, 120 minimum UTME score was approved.

Cutoff Mark for Private Polytechnics

While 110 UTME score was approved as the least score for admission into private polytechnic.

He said, “What JAMB has done is to recommend; we will only determine the minimum, whatever you determine as your admission cut-off mark is your decision.

“The Senate and academic boards of universities should be allowed to determine their cut-off marks.”

The registrar said the board discovered over 17,160 illegally admitted students by higher institutions, adding that the body had regularised some of them.

He said, “30 percent of those in higher institutions do not take JAMB or have less than the cut-off marks.

“The admission process is now automated with the direct involvement of the registrar of JAMB for final approval.”

“We have agreed to regularise admissions that were done under the table this year. From next year, we will not accept anything like that.”

The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, described as a mistake the Federal Government’s ban on tests conducted by universities after the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations.

He explained that post-UTME was banned because it had become an avenue for corruption.

Adamu, however, encouraged higher institutions to conduct aptitude tests for candidates seeking admission and pegged the fee for the test/Post UTME screening at Two thousand naira (N2,000.00) only

All tertiary institutions in Nigeria 2020 official JAMB cut-off mark