JAMB cut off mark for 2021 (updated): The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has approved a minimum cut-off mark for 2021 admissions.
JAMB Registrar Prof Ishaq Oloyede announced the minimum cut-off marks for all tertiary institutions at the 2021 policy meeting on Tuesday in Abuja. The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu presided over the 2021 policy meeting which was held virtually.
Declaring the policy meeting open, Adamu commended JAMB for introducing the use of the National Identification Number, NIN, in the registration process for UTME.
Among the things approved at the policy meeting were the guidelines on the cut-off mark for all institutions. The meeting resolved that every institution is free to admit candidates based on its own minimum score. But, The institutions and the policy meeting must have approved the score before its adoption.
Furthermore, with this agreed guideline, every institution will maintain its own minimum score as approved by the policy meeting. Before the policy meeting, universities, polytechnics, and colleges of education have sent their various cut-off marks to JAMB.
All Universities are not allowed to go below 120 while polytechnics and Colleges of Education, are not allowed to go below 100 for admission. According to this new arrangement. This means that there will be no uniform cut-off marks for the 2021/2022 admissions.
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On the deadline for the closure of admissions, the meeting resolved to allow the Education Ministry to reach a decision as they could not agree on the December 31, deadline for all public institutions and January 31, 2022, for all private institutions.
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