Why JAMB, stakeholders adopted 180 as cut-off mark
Abuja—The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, and stakeholders, yesterday, adopted 180 as minimum cut-off mark for admission into degree-awarding institutions for 2015 session.
The decision was made at the 2015 Combined Policy Meeting on Admissions to Degree, Nigerian Certificate of Education, NCE, and National Diploma, ND, held yesterday in Abuja.
The meeting also adopted 150 for NCE and ND awarding institutions for the 2015 session.
JAMB Registrar, Professor Dibu Ojerinde, who announced the cut off marks to newsmen, said it was imperative for all higher institutions to abide by the agreement and ensure its implementation.
He said: “We have been able to decide the cut-off mark; it’s going to be 180 for universities and 150 for non-degree institutions.
“We hope that our vice-chancellors, rectors and provosts will stick to these decisions and implement accordingly so that by October 31, admission for 2015/2016 will be over.
“The meeting also agreed that all stakeholders should stick to the 60:40 Science/Arts ratio and 70:30 Technology/Non-Technology ratios for admission.”