JAMB, tertiary institutions to meet August 31 over 2021 admissions

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board(JAMB) and heads of tertiary institutions will on August 31 hold the 2021/2022 Admissions Policy Meeting.

Among other things, the meeting is where decisions would be reached on the minimum cut-off marks for each school’s admissions process.

The meeting to be hosted by JAMB will be chaired by Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu.

Last year, JAMB, in collaboration with Vice – Chancellors of universities, Rectors of Polytechnics and Provosts of Colleges of Education, pegged the minimum cut-off mark at 160 and above for admission into universities, 120 for polytechnics and 100 for colleges of education.

The board said this in its weekly bulletin released by Head of Media, Dr Fabian Benjamin on Sunday in Abuja.

It reads, “This (policy) meeting kick-starts the admission process into the nation’s tertiary institutions. It will discuss critical issues emanating from the presentation of the Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on the just-concluded Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry applications, in addition to setting the tone for the 2021/2022 Admission exercise.

“The meeting is expected to chart policy directions for the nation’s tertiary institutions, set admission guidelines and
present application statistics, candidates’ performance as well as evaluate the 2020 Admission exercise.

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“The meeting, in addition to other deliberations, would take a stand on acceptable minimum admissions standards to be applied in all admissions to be undertaken by all tertiary
institutions in Nigeria.

“Given the critical nature of the decisions to be taken at the meeting, it would be streamed live on the Board’s website, www.jamb.gov.ng, on its Facebook handle “@JAMBULLETIN” and other social media platforms.

“The Board makes it clear that it is an abuse of process for any institution to commence any admission exercise before this meeting as it is this forum that gives this authorisation.”

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