Jamb Reduces Cut Off Mark for Public Universities to 160; Other Cut Off Marks:140,120,110,100


The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) just announced after Jamb Cut off Mark Meeting that 160 is the new Jamb Cut off Mark for Tertiary institutions for the 2019/2020 Admission exercise

Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board


This compromise was arrived at during the 19th policy meeting on admissions to tertiary institutions on Tuesday, 11th June, 2019 in Gbongan, Osun state Nigeria.

The Meeting on policies was presided by the current Jamb Registar, Professor Isaq Oloyede and below is the summary of the compromise arrived at.

Jamb New Cut Off Mark For Admission into Public Universities for 2019/2020 Academic Session

The new general Jamb Cut off Mark for Admission into Public Universities in Nigeria as at the 2019/2020  Admission year is 160.

It is no news that despite the fact that there is a minimum Jamb score of 160, some Universities like UNILAG, UNIBEN, UI and other Federal Universities insist on a minimum Jamb score of 200 before you can buy their Post-Utme Form


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At the end of the meeting, it was concluded that the minimum Jamb score for admission into Private Universities is now 140.


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The new Jamb Cut off Mark for Admission into Public Polytechnics is 120 while the Jamb Cut off Mark for admission into Private Polytechnics for 2019/2020 session is 110.


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The new minimum Jamb Cut off Mark for admission into Colleges of Education is 100 and above.

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The meeting, which had Vice Chancellors of universities, Rectors of Polytechnics and Provost of colleges of education, also approved Dec. 19 for close of admission into public universities and Feb. 15, 2020 for private universities.

Oloyede, however, said that admission into all universities would be conducted on Central Admission Processing System.

According to him, JAMB is not responsible for the fixing of cut-off marks for tertiary institutions but rather a consensus between the institutions and stakeholders at the policy meeting.

Oloyede said institutions cannot fix cut-off marks below what the stakeholders decided at the policy meeting.

Mr Joel Ojo, Director of tertiary institutions, Federal Ministry of Education, who represented Minister of Education, said the outcome of the recent investigation of the UTME registration of candidates carried out by the JAMB Admissions was a pointer that the examination industry requires a review.

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