An information reaching us says that, henceforth the conduct of post UTME by Nigerian Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges of Educations should be stopped. Jamb has also used this opportunity to announce the official cut off mark, which is 180 for all schools.
This decision was taken at the Jamb the concluded 2016 JAMB Combined Policy Meeting on Admissions to Universities, Polytechnics and other higher institutions in Nigeria.
The issue about the cut off mark of 180 is that, no higher institution; universities, polytechnics, colleges of education or certificate awarding institutions recognized by JAMB will go below 180. This does not mean that they cannot go above the benchmark which is 180.
Post UTME Exercise Has Been Cancelled
As we all know, the issue concerning the conduct of post UTME has been on the table for discussion for a while, and it looks like Jamb has finally took a bold step to eliminate it. This means that institutions will no longer conduct Post-UTME screenings.
At the meeting, the minister of education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, there is confidence in what JAMB is doing and hence no need to conduct another examination for candidates seeking admission into higher institutions by various institutions in Nigeria any longer. That, any university that have complaints against JAMB should bring it forward for address.
No Extra Payment To Jamb For Services Rendered Again
We all know that, Jamb will charge you for any service they want to render you. They charge for almost everything. The minister directed JAMB to stop demanding extra charges on other services rendered by the board to candidates which include change of course/institution.
The JAMB Registrar, Prof. Dibu Ojerinde said this after the meeting, “180 is given, no institution will go below 180 this year, And some universities can go above it, I know University of Ife will not go below 200 and University of Lagos will not go below 200 and also UI. All these ones stand but 180 as bench mark for others.
“This year we have more than enough candidates, we have over 1.5 million candidates so we will get enough candidates to take in all the schools if they are serious. Re-distribution is already ongoing, because it is embedded in the registration procedure.”
Universities Are Yet To Respond to this, as we all know that, so many Universities has conducted their 2016/2017 post UTME and some are still on the process as we speak. Let see what we be the development.