The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, on Tuesday approved 160 and above as this year’s national minimum cut-off mark for admission into public universities.
The decision was reached at the 19th Policy Meeting on Admissions to Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria which held at the Bola Babalakin Auditorium, Gbongan, Osun State.
According to the Nation, the board also approved 140 as minimum UTME score for admission into private universities and 110 for admission into private polytechnics.
Earlier on Monday morning, the board released 15,490 results. Its Head of Media, Dr Fabian Benjamin, said the action “followed the expert review of the cases of this category of candidates who were requested to upload certain credentials for scrutiny.”
The statement read in full: ”In consonance with the promise made by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) during the release of the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) on Saturday, 11th May, 2019 that it would further probe the identity and involvement of some candidates who were suspected of being involved in one examination infraction or another, the Board has further cleared and released the results of 15,490 candidates in this category.”