The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board on Thursday assured members of the public in particular all the 2015 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination candidates that the cut-off marks for admission of candidates into tertiary institution will be made know on July 14, 2015.
The 2015 cut-off marks defines the criteria for the year’s admissions into higher institutions.
Liveschoolnews.com.ng grapevine gathered that the Board will hold its 2015 policy meeting on July 14 to determine cut-off marks for admission of candidates into tertiary institutions.
This was promulgated to newsmen on Thursday in Lagos by the board’s Public Relations Officer, Mr Fabian Benjamin.
“The 2015 Policy Meeting which usually comes up with the cut-off point has been fixed for 14th July, 2015. This meeting defines the criteria for the year’s admissions into higher institutions,” it said.
The statement said that the cut-off points are arrived at after extensive deliberations with vice chancellors of universities, provosts of colleges of education, rectors of polytechnics, monotechnics as well as innovative enterprise institutions and other stakeholders.
It said that the meeting was usually held after the schools would have completed the Computer Based tests (CBT).
The statement said that the CBT had assisted the board to fight against examination malpractice within the nation’s examination system.
The statement said the CBT initiative had helped to address the numerous challenges confronting the conduct of public examination in the country.
“Today, the board has found the magic wand. This year’s examination was one of the most successfully conducted exercises by the board.
“The exercise took place for over two weeks in 389 centres in Nigeria, Ghana, Republic of Cameroon and the United Kingdom,” he said.
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