If you performed poorly in the last Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and have been in jubilation mood since the examination body announced that the cut-off was 120, this should be a cause for concern.

It is not all universities that are ready to abide by JAMB's 120 cut-off mark.

The Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University (IBBU) Lapai, Niger State, has pegged its 2017/2018 admission cut off point at 160.

Its Vice Chancellor, Professor Mohammed Maiturare, announced this at a press briefing on Tuesday in Minna.

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) last week fixed 120 as cut-off point for university admission, signifying a 60-point reduction compared to last year’s minimum of 180 points.

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“After analysing JAMB’s decision to peg the minimum entry requirement at 120 points, IBBU has pegged its minimum entry requirement to 160 points for the 2017/18 academic session,” he said.

He lauded JAMB for the decision, noting, however, that every university had the right to decide on its admission policy.

“JAMB’s decision to lower the cut-off point will help tertiary institutions to maintain high standards without sacrificing quota,” he said.

He said that 7,120 UTME candidates made IBBU their first choice.

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