JAMB Cut-Off: This University Won't Accept 120
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.
“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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