Don’t Rely On Our Minimize-off Level For Admission, JAMB Tells Candidates


The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has suggested candidates jubilating for assembly its set benchmark for admission into tertiary establishments to not depend on the cut-off level. 

JAMB stated assembly its cut-off mark was not a assure for admission, explaining that there have been different various factors for consideration for admission. 

This was contained in a weekly information bulletin launched on Monday by its Head of Media, Dr Fabian Benjamin.

It reads, “The undue consideration to the so-called nationwide minimal UTME rating (UTME cut-off level), is a significant supply of failure of many ill-informed candidates who assumed that they’ve lastly attained the benchmark, having achieved the so-called minimal nationwide rating or “reduce off level’ for admission.

“Every establishment determines and submits to JAMB its minimal UTME rating; after having analyzed the UTME performances of its candidates in opposition to its accessible quota. Selections on the annual Coverage Assembly on Admission doesn’t cut back the minimal prescription of the establishments besides the few establishments whose submitted minimal UTME- scores fall under what the Coverage Assembly considers because the minimal rating acceptable.

“No uniform minimal UTME rating (reduce -off) for all universities, polytechnics or faculties of training in Nigeria.

“For lengthy, many candidates and a few members of most people have come beneath the inaccurate impression that there’s a minimal nationwide UTME rating, which additionally they discuss with as “reduce -off level”. The reality is that there is no such thing as a one specific nationwide minimal UTME rating for all universities, polytechnics or faculties of training in Nigeria.

“Equally, typically, UTME rating is just not the only determinant of placement of candidates into tertiary establishments. It’s, subsequently, double jeopardy for a lot of candidates who swallow the favored fantasy that there’s a uniform UTME rating (cut-off) for all universities, polytechnics or faculties of training in Nigeria.” 


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