Reports reaching us have it that The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB has slashed the minimum cut off mark for 2017 admission exercise inti Nigeria’s tertiary institutions.
The decision was said to have been taken at a meeting on Tuesday which had the attendance of Vice Chancellors, Rectors and Registrars and resolved on fixing the minimum cut off mark for Nigerian Universities at 120, Polytechnics and colleges of education at 100 while Innovative institutes were pinned at 110.
The board also stated that institutions are at liberty to increase their cut off marks above the minimum JAMB cut off and disclosed the deadline for admission into public and private institutions which were slated for January 15 2018 and January 31 2018 respectively.
The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu has lifted the ban on the conduct of Post-UTME examination as a mode of screening into tertiary institutions. He said “Cancellation of Post-UTME is a mistake” and hinted on lots of irregularities that transpired during the course of the ban by both candidates and some institutions.
The minister further endorsed the conduct of Post UTME but stated that the examination fee shouldn’t exceed N2000.