JAMB Announces 160 As Cut-Off Mark For Admission Into Nigerian Universities, 120 For Polytechnics

The scores approved on Tuesday were the same that the board had used for the 2019/2020 academic session.

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced 160 as the cut-off mark for admission into Nigerian universities for the 2019/2020 academic session.

The board said the cut off mark for Polytechnic is 120 while that of Colleges of Education and other innovative institutions stands at 100.

The scores approved on Tuesday, June 16, 2020, were the same that the board had used for the 2019/2020 academic session.

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Speaking at the 2020 policy meeting on admitsions to tertiary institutions on Tuesday, the Registrar of JAMB, Ishaq Oloyede said that 612,557 candidates were offered admission in 2019 out of the 1.8m that wrote the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

He said about 510,957 admission spaces were unused by tertiary institutions in 2019, adding that only 1,157,977 candidates had the required five credits with English and Mathematics that sat for the examination last year.

Oloyede said candidates waiting for their results will only be considered when they are uploaded on its website.

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