Breaking news reaching our news desk today, is that JAMB has
fixed 2020 cut off marks for Universities, Polytechnics and
Colleges of Education. The Joint Admissions and Matriculation
Board (JAMB) conferred on Tuesday, and officially fixed the cut-
off marks for admission into higher institutions of learning for
the 2020 academic session.
The board came to this fixed cut off mark for 2020 at their last
policy meeting. This policy meeting is held Yearly to ascertain
the cut off marks for admission into Nigerian institutions.
This meeting was held with the heads of Nigeria academic
institutions and other education regulatory bodies in FCT Abuja,
where the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board confirmed
and approved 120 as the minimum mark for degree-awarding
The meeting which was held at the National Judicial Institute, in
the capital city of Nigeria, Abuja, had in attendance vice
chancellors, Rectors, Provosts and Registrars of tertiary
However, for polytechnics, the minimum mark required for
admission of candidates into Polytechnics is set at 100, while
the highest that an institution can fix is 180. The same mark
applies to Colleges of Education.
This is to officially cement the fact that almost all candidates
who sat in the just concluded JAMB test, are qualified for
admission into their chosen institution. Please take note that
the admission cut-off mark for Innovative Enterprise
Institutions ranges between 110 and 120.
According to the current JAMB Registrar, Prof. Isiaq Oloyede,
who said that leading academic institutions VC wherein
attendants and all agreed to this cutoff marks. The registrar also pointed out that the newly agreed marks would over-ride the previous marks submitted by the institutions.
Professor Oloyede went further to warned that the JAMB board
would not allow any academic institution to go below the
endorsed and confirmed marks in their admission process.
The JAMB registrar however disclosed that the reduction in the
2020 admission cut-off marks does not portend any danger
for the Nigeria education standard and does not translate it to
a fall in education standard.
The JAMB registrar said the decisions on first choice candidates
by degree awarding universities would end on the 15th October,
while the second choice candidates would end on the 15th of
December, after which the remaining students will be available
in the market place for other institutions till January closing