Nigeria’s apex post-secondary school examination body, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, yesterday announced a reduction in the admission cut-off points for universities and polytechnics.
The announcement was made at the end of the 19th policy meeting on admissions to tertiary institutions in Nigeria which held at Bola Babalakin Auditorium, Gbongan, Osun State.
JAMB pegged 160 and above as the national minimum cut-off mark for admission into state and federal universities for the year 2019.
It was also agreed that the minimum UTME score for admission into private universities should be 140.
120 UTME score was approved for polytechnics while 110 score was approved as the least score for admission into private polytechnic.
Popular comedian, Kunle Idowu, better known as Frank Donga, reacting to the news, wrote on Twitter: “So we’re reducing JAMB cut-off mark to 160/400? Are we reducing the syllabus too or we want to leave it as a decoration? Instead of fixing a leaking roof, we are putting a bigger bowl to collect more raindrops of failure. Let’s #FixEducation.”