The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, and heads of tertiary education institutions in the country have pegged the minimum cut-off mark for admissions in the 2022/2023 academic session.
The minimum cut-off marks for universities 140, polytechnics 100, and colleges of education 100 were made known at the 2022 Policy Meeting on Admissions to Tertiary Institutions, presided by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, in Abuja.
JAMB’s registrar, Professor Ishaq Oloyede, who announced the cut-off after thorough debates and votes by vice-chancellors of universities, rectors of polytechnics, and provosts of colleges of education, said the implication was that every institution has the right to fix its own cut-off mark even up to 220.
Professor Oloyede noted that no one would be allowed to go less than the agreed minimum marks of 100 for colleges of education, 100 for polytechnics, and 140 for universities.
The meeting also called for the review of admission criteria to give ten percent discretional power of admission to heads of tertiary institutions.
Reporting by Daniel Adejo; editing by Adeniyi Bakare