JAMB announces minimum cut-off marks for 2023 admissions

JAMB announces minimum cut-off marks for 2023 admissions

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), in conjunction with tertiary education stakeholders, have adopted the National Minimum Tolerable score for admission into universities, polytechnics, and colleges of education as 140, 100 and 100 respectively.

The JAMB Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, disclosed this at the 2023 Policy Meeting of Tertiary Institutions in Abuja on Saturday

The meeting, presided over by Andrew Adejoh, Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, made the decision based on suggestions from top officials of higher institutions across the country.

While commenting on the decision taken at the meeting, professor Is-haq Oloyede, the JAMB Registrar, stated that the minimum benchmark is not a one-size-fits-all solution for all institutions, noting that while the meeting determines the minimum point, “institutions have the liberty to raise their individual minimum points higher than the agreed benchmark.

“All institutions must abide by this minimum point. This means that no institution can go below the standard.

”For the 15 private universities that demand between 120 and 130 as minimum points, note that the 140 is sacrosanct and must not be violated.

“This is because the system put in place will not recognise 139, so ensure you comply,” he said.

The JAMB Registrar also cautioned that higher institutions must not collect more than N2,000 as screening fees from candidates seeking admission into their schools.

“Anything we decide here will become the minimum. What it means is that nobody can go below it,” Mr Oloyede said.

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