Finally, JAMB Announces National Cut-Off Mark For 2016/2017 Admission

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), on Thursday officially announced the cut-off marks for admission into Nigerian Tertiary Institutions.


The board on Thursday pegged the cut- off mark for admission for 2016 at 180. The 180 benchmark, applies to all universities and higher institutions in the country, including polytechnics, colleges of education, and others.

JAMB’s Registrar and Chief Executive Officer, Prof. Dibu Ojerinde, after a long debate with delegates from various institutions, told newsmen that no institution would go below the 180 cut-off mark set by the board.

His words: “180 is given, no institution will go below 180 this year, some universities can go above this cut-off mark, I know the University of Ife will not go below 200 and University of Lagos (UNILAG) will not go below 200 and also University of Ibadan (UI). All these ones stand but 180 is a bench mark for others.

“This year we have more than enough candidates, we have over 1.5 million candidates so we will get enough candidates to take in all the schools if they are serious. Re-distribution is already ongoing because it is embedded in the registration procedure,” he added.


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