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Cut-off mark for university entry approved

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The authorities of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Tuesday approved 160 as a minimum cut-off mark for candidates seeking admission into public universities in Nigeria, writes Oluwole Ige for the Nigerian Tribune.

This is the outcome of JAMB’s 19th policy meeting on admissions to tertiary institutions in Nigeria, held at Bola Babalakin auditorium, Gbongan, Osun State. The meeting, attended by vice-chancellors, rectors of polytechnics and provosts of colleges of education, also approved a cut-off of 140 for private universities, while 120 was fixed as a cut-off mark for public polytechnics and 110 for private polytechnics. Similarly, 100 and above was approved for colleges of education.

Making these disclosures during the meeting, the registrar of JAMB, Professor Ishaq Oloyede, said plans were underway to conduct an open examination for students seeking admission into tertiary institutions in Nigeria. Describing the development as a new innovation for the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), he contended that it was aimed at curbing examination malpractice, explaining that the board would provide one million questions for each subject, out of which 50 would be answered for the examination. 
Full report on the Nigerian Tribune site 

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