Schools will determine benchmarks as JAMB cancels general cut-off marks
On Tuesday, the Joint Admissions and Enrollment Committee lifted the general admission restrictions for universities and gave schools the freedom to set their individual minimum requirements for admission. Chaired by Minister of Education Adamu.
During the meeting, JAMB Secretary Prof. Isaac Cloyed said: “Some universities, like Maiduguri University, suggested 150; Usman Dan Fodio University, Sokoto, suggested 140; Pan Atlantic University suggested 210; University of Lagos 200; Lagos State University, 190; Federal University 190; and Bayero University, Kano, 180.
“Now the institutions are free to decide on the crop marks; There will be no crop marks [default] from JAMB. On the deadline for the admission deadline, the interested parties decided to leave the decision to the Ministry of Education, as they could not agree on the deadlines December 31, 2021, for all public institutions and January 31, 2022, for all institutions all applications for part-time or full-time programs for degrees, NCE, OND and others need only be submitted through JAMB, the maximum number of points a candidate can get is six and the minimum number of points is two or an E as required by law.”
The political session, chaired by the Minister of Education, is usually attended by all university directors, directors of sector regulators and other critical actors, such as the chairmen of the education committees of the Lower and Upper Houses of the National Assembly.
At the beginning of August, JAMB had published a newsletter about the political meeting, in which it said: “This meeting starts the admission process for the colleges in the country. Critical questions are discussed that arise from the presentation by the Chancellor of the Joint Admissions and Enrollment Committee, JAMB, on the applications for the recently completed uniform examination of tertiary enrollment, UTME and direct entry, as well as setting the tone for admission. 2021 / 2022 “The meeting is expected to provide policy guidance for the country’s colleges, admission guidelines and application statistics, candidate performance and assessment of the 2020 admissions exercise.
The meeting would, in addition to other deliberations, rely on acceptable minimum admission standards that apply to all admissions to be made by all colleges in Nigeria. “Given the critical nature of the decisions to be made at the meeting, it will be streamed live on the Board’s website, www.jamb.gov.ng, on your Facebook username ‘@JAMBULLETIN’ and other social networking platforms. Regarding the procedure prior to the policy meeting, the bulletin added, “The Board makes it clear that it is an abuse of procedure for any institution to initiate an admission exercise prior to this meeting, as this forum gives this approval.
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