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2021 UTME: Jamb Speaks on Setting Cut-off Marks


2021 UTME: Jamb Speaks on Setting Cut-off Marks

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has expressed its readiness to announce the minimum admission cut-off marks for the 2021/2022 academic session.

The board made the disclosure in a bulletin issued on Sunday.

Recall that, JAMB had last year set 160 and above as the cut-off mark for admission into universities, 120 for polytechnics and 100 for colleges of education.

According to a bulletin, the decision would be reached on the new minimum cut-off marks and other admission issues in a policy meeting scheduled for 31 August.

The meeting, which has been approved by its chairman, Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, will have all heads of tertiary institutions, heads of regulatory agencies in the sector, among other stakeholders in attendance.

The bulletin read: “This (policy) meeting kick-starts the admission process into the nation’s tertiary institutions.

“It will discuss critical issues emanating from the presentation of the Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on the just-concluded Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry applications, in addition to setting the tone for the 2021/2022 Admission exercise.

“The meeting is expected to chart policy directions for the nation’s tertiary institutions, set admission guidelines and present application statistics, candidates’ performance as well as evaluate the 2020 Admission exercise.

“The meeting, in addition to other deliberations, would take a stand on acceptable minimum admissions standards to be applied in all admissions to be undertaken by all tertiary institutions in Nigeria.

“Given the critical nature of the decisions to be taken at the meeting, it would be streamed live on the Board’s website,, on its Facebook handle “@JAMBULLETIN” and other social media platforms.”

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