On Tuesday, the officials of the Universal Basic Education [UBE], JAMB and WAEC held their 19th policy meeting at Bola Babalakin Auditorium, Gbongan, Osun State.
It was disclosed at the meeting that admissions to tertiary institutions in Nigeria has approved 160 as the national minimum benchmark for admission for the year 2019 into public universities.
140 was also approved at the meeting as minimum UTME score for admission into private universities. For public polytechnics, 120 UTME score was approved as the national minimum, while 110 score was approved as the least score for admission into private polytechnic.
We have witnessed stories of students who have committed suicide or attempted it as a result of failing to meet the JAMB's cut off mark. This, however, is a welcomed development but some might still believe the country is lowering her standards.