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JAMB Pegs 160 As Official Cut-off Mark for Admission into Universities



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– 120 and 100 for Polytechnics and Colleges of Education Respectively

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has set the benchmark for admission into tertiary institutions for the 2020 school session.

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JAMB disclosed Tuesday, at its policy meeting held online that cut-off mark for admission into tertiary institutions stands at 160 and above. Its Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, who said this, added that polytechnics cut-off mark was put at 120 and above while that of the Colleges of Education stands at 100 and above.

Oloyede also disclosed that a total of 612, 557 candidates were offered admission in 2019 just as he said about 510,957 admission spaces were unused by tertiary institutions in 2019.

According to him, only 1,157,977 candidates had the required five credits with English and Mathematics that sat for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations last year.

“Out of 1,157,977 candidates who sat for UTME in 2019, about 612,557 were admitted,” he said in his opening address at the occasion. Oloyede noted that candidates waiting for their results will only be considered when they are uploaded on its website.

In his remarks, Minister of Education, directed JAMB and tertiary institutions to proceed with the conduct of 2020/2021 admissions. Admission processes are expected to commence in August based on the guidelines released by JAMB.

Represented by the Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba, Adamu urged JAMB and tertiary institutions to consider candidates with previous years Senior School Certificate Examination and other qualifying results, to proceed with the admission process.

He said government will make arrangement that will accommodate applicants who will be taking the examination when the opportunity to do so is worked out. The minister said: “As major stakeholders, we must jointly come up with reactions that would realign our programmes to these new realities.

“While these reactions are being fine-tuned to check their capacities and capabilities to withstand the new reality, JAMB and tertiary institutions could take advantage of the current situation and consider candidates with previous years Senior School Certificate Examination and other qualifying results, to proceed on with the admission process.

“Whatever arrangement that the country comes up with in the long run, will surely accommodate those who will be taking the examination when the opportunity to do so is worked out.”


Earlier: JAMB 2020 Official Cut-off Mark to be Announced After Policy Meeting On 16th June

UPDATE: The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board apologizes to the general public that there would be no live streaming of its 2020 Policy Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, June 16, 2020 on the Board’s Facebook page due to security reasons. The board regrets any inconvenience this sudden change might cause.


The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has reiterated that the 2020 JAMB policy meeting that will decide the UTME cut-off mark will hold Tuesday, June 16th, 2020. The meeting is expected to be chaired by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu with all heads of tertiary institutions in attendance.

This was disclosed by JAMB’s Head of Media, Dr Fabian Benjamin. According to him, the meeting which will hold virtually will chart policy directions for the nation’s tertiary institutions, set admission guidelines, and make a holistic review of application statistics, performance, decide concessional and acceptable minimum admissions standards to be applied in all admissions to be undertaken by all tertiary institutions in Nigeria as well as evaluate the 2019 admissions exercise.

Benjamin said the board decided to hold the meeting virtually due to the COVID 19 outbreak as one of the measures by the government to curb the spread is to limit the gatherings of people.

He said the board will issue an access code to each of the participating institutions to join the meeting. “This access code is not to be shared or given to unauthorized persons. However, other critical stakeholders within the institutions like the Registrars, Admissions Officers can cluster around a big screen in a location to attend the meeting using the unique access code,” he said.

Benjamin stated that the meeting would be streamed live on the Board’s website; www.jamb.gov.ng, its Facebook, JAMBulletin and other social media platforms,” he said.

Candidates should note that we will update this page as soon as the official cut-off mark is announced. Meanwhile, you can see the full list of Possible Cut Off Marks for All Nigerian Schools as well as the List of Schools Whose Post UTME and Admission Screening forms are out to possibly know how your school of choice screening looks like. Good luck!


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  • I want to make a registration JAMB 2020/20241, what can i do now since the regiration date have been closed. I mean is there any re-open registration for this year ?

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