The Joint Admissions Matriculation Board, JAMB has scrapped UTME Cut-Off marks for Tertiary Institutions. The Board has now mandated each institution to determine their benchmarks.
This decision was made at the 2021 policy meeting on Tuesday which the Board held virtually on Tuesday, 31st August 2021 and was chaired by the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu.
According to JAMB, 1,456 candidates who scored 300 and above during last year’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) did not get admission into tertiary institutions for the 2020/2021 academic session.
It was also observed that the Lagos State University, LASU proposed 190 as the cut-off marks while other schools proposed theirs as well.
According to the Registrar of JAMB, Prof Ishaq Oloyede, cut-off marks proposed are thus: the University of Maiduguri proposed 150, Usman Dan Fodio University Sokoto proposed 140, Pan Atlantic University proposed 210, University of Lagos, 200; Covenant University, 190 and Bayero University Kano wanted 180.
However, October 29 2021 has been approved as the deadline for the closure of amendments for 2021 admissions.