The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has set cut off marks at 100 and above for Colleges of Education, 120 and above for Polytechnics and 160 and above for Universities.
The board disclosed the benchmark for admission into tertiary institutions for the 2020/21 school session on Tuesday in Abuja, during its policy virtual meeting.
According to JAMB’s Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, a total of 612,557 candidates were offered admission in the 2019/20 session, with about 510,957 not able to secure admission during the same period.
“Of the 1,157,977 candidates who sat for the UTME in 2019, about 612,557 were admitted.
“Candidates waiting for their results will only be considered when they upload their results on the Board’s website.”
In his remarks, Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, directed JAMB and tertiary institutions to proceed with the conduct of 2020/2021 admissions.
Adamu was represented by the Minister of State for Education, Mr Emeka Nwajiuba.
Admission processes are expected to commence in August based on the guidelines released by JAMB.
The minister urged JAMB and tertiary institutions to consider candidates with previous years’ Senior School Certificate Examination and other qualifying results while screening candidates for admission.
He said the government would make arrangement to accommodate applicants who would be taking the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations to be conducted by the West African Examinations Council, WAEC; National Examinations Council, NECO, among others, when the opportunity to do so was worked out.