Monday, 24 October 2016

JAMB To Stop Using The Same Cut Off Marks For Universities, Polytechnics & Colleges

There are whole lot of reforms we are all expecting in JAMB after the assumption of office by the new registrar.  Last week, we heard of the bill extending UTME result validity for a period of three years. This is intended to stop Nigerian school applicants from sitting for UTME year in year out. Another information that is reaching us with respect to reform in JAMB is the intended effort to stop using the same minimum UTME scores for all Nigerian Institution.

The Spokesperson of JAMB, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, gave the indication in a statement he issued on behalf of its Registrar/Chief Executive, Prof Is-haq Oloyede, on Sunday evening in Abuja.

The statement said Mr. Oloyede called for a national debate on the propriety of cut off marks as institutions should be allowed to determine the kind of candidates they wanted.

He also added that, Prof. Oloyede has called for a national debate on the issue of standard cut-off marks for institutions; stating that institutions should be allowed to determine the kind of candidates they wanted .

Extract From the statement

“Let institutions admit what they want according to their needs. This means that if a university wants 250 as minimum cut off marks, why not let it be and if another want less, then so be it.

“If a polytechnic like Yaba College of Technology in Lagos wants 250 students, let it admit and if Gboko Polytechnic in Benue wants less than 200 let it be.

“Institutions should be known for their individual quality and not collective standard.

“This will foster positive competition for the overall good of our tertiary institutions,’’

Implication Of This

Unlike in the 2016/2017 UTME where the national cut off mark was 180. Next UTME may have to be ranging from 180 - 250. It depends on the school's choice and demand.

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