The Joint admission and matriculation board set the 2017 admission cut off mark for admission into Nigerian universities to be 120, Polytechnic 100 and that of college of education to 110. This has caused several controversies as many believed the cut off marks for admission into higher institutions is far below average.
Contrarily, many applicants see this as opportunity to gain admission into their Universities of choice. Most especially those who could not meet up with the usual 180 cut of marks are really happy about the development.
Ever since the release of the 2017 JAMB cut off marks, many applicants continue to obtain change of institution form thinking all institutions in Nigeria will accept 120 as cut that is set by JAMB. Some continue to download post UTME past questions for various schools and preparing for exam.
What is your take on this?
Do you think UNILAG will accept 120 as cut off mark?
Can University of Ibadan Accept it either?
Could OAU, UNIBEN, UNIZIK consider anything less than 200 for admission? You can check OAU departmental cut off mark here.
Unilorin with the highest applicants in JAMB, do you think they can set their cut off marks to 120 this year? You can check UNILORIN last year cut off marks HERE for each course.
What of ABU Zaria and many other schools….?
The Real Meaning of JAMB Cut off Marks
Cut off marks simply means the least mark applicants can score to be qualified for admission into any Nigerian University, polytechnic or college of education. This means, once you score less than the JAMB cut off mark, no school is allowed to offer you admission. In many cases, it is allowed for institutions to set their own cut off marks far above the JAMB cut off.
Meaning of School Cut off Marks
This is the minimum mark you must scored in JAMB for you to qualify to participate in the school’s Post UTME. In 2016, the UNILAG cut off was 200, OAU was 200 and UNIBEN also. Though JAMB cut of marks then was 180, but many scores still raised their cut off marks to 200 and above.
Course Cut off Marks.
This is the minimum mark candidate must score to be qualified for admission into a particular course they applied for. For instance, UNILORIN minimum cut off in 2016 was 180. Though, courses like Masscom was 240, law 220, Medicine 235, accounting 220 and many other courses like that.
Do You Think Universities Will Consider 120 for admission?
To be sincere, JAMB has giving schools the privilege to raise their cut off marks far above 120 therefore, don’t ever assume every school will take 120 as their cut off mark as many students wrongly assumed.
Since JAMB has made it clear that school can make their cut off marks to be more than 120, then expect most of the big federal universities to maintain their usual cut off marks. You can check the cut off marks of all Nigerian universities and Polytechnics here.
List of Universities That Could Accepts 120 as Their Cut off Mark
- The nine newly Federal Universities: These are universities created by the last administration. You can check the list of the Federal Universities that could consider 120 as their cut off mark here
- Private Universities: There are several universities in Nigeria that would gladly accepts and consider 120 for admission in 2017/2018 academic session.If you remember, most of the Private and some state Universities are always in need of candidates to apply for their Post UTME/admission screening.
Most of them even allowed candidates who did not choose them in JAMB to participate and offer them admission. This shows the level at which they are in need of candidates.
Setting JAMB cut off mark to 120 is an opportunity for them to get many candidates from various quarter. Therefore, if you score anything less than 180 and you wanted to be considered for admission, kindly look out for private or State universities of your choose.
Below are list of them:
- Achievers University
- Adeleke University
- Arthur Javis University
- Caleb University
- Caritas University
- Clifford University
- Coal City University.
- Crown Hill University
- Edwin Clark University
- Evangel University
- Fountain University
- Hezekiah University
- Kings University
- McPherson University
- Novena University
- Ojiagu-agbani University
- Renaissance University
- Samuel Adegboyega University
- South Western University
- Summit University
- Wellspring University
- Wesley University
- Western Delta University
If they can offer candidates admission without choosing them in the past, they would be glad to receive your mark that is 120 or slightly above.
In case you already passed your JAMB, kindly prepare for post UTME. Download necessary post UTME past questions and read. This is because admission will be competitive this year.