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JAMB Announces Cut Off Marks

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) announced the cut off marks for 2015`/2016 admission into Universities and Polytechnics in Nigeria.

After a policy meeting, the JAMB registrar, Professor Dibu Ojerinde announced that the cut off mark for Universities has been set at 180 while it has been set at 130 for Polytechnics.

In the same breath, he also revealed that the deadline for Universities to conduct their Post UTME exercise is October 31, 2015.

According to the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Dr MacJohn Nwaobiala at the meeting held today

“So what we did today is to ensure that we clearly agree on the procedures and timeline and other issues relating to admission in our tertiary institutions. And the most important is that we have agreed on a deadline, when admission would be completed. We agreed that all admission process should be completed by 31st of October, 2015. Very importantly we also agreed on a cut-off mark, just like last year, for degree awarding courses it was agreed 180 marks and for non degree awarding courses 150 marks. Admission would be based on ration 60:40 in favour of science courses to Art courses and ration 70:30 for courses in Technology and non technology courses respectively”

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