This is to inform all candidates who duly registered and participated in the just concluded Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) that was conducted by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) for the 2016/2017 session that the cut – off mark for admission for 2016 has been release.
Schoolwatch gathered that the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has pegged the cut – off mark for admission for 2016 at 180.
The 180 benchmark, applies to all universities and higher institutions in the country, including polytechnics, colleges of education, and others.
JAMB’s Registrar and Chief Executive Officer, Prof. Dibu Ojerinde, after a long debate with delegates from various institutions, told journalists that no institution would go below the 180 cut-off set by the board.
He said: “180 is given, no institution will go below 180 this year, And some universities can go above it, I know University of Ife will not go below 200 and University of Lagos will not go below 200 and also UI. All these ones stand but 180 as bench mark for others.
“This year we have more than enough candidates, we have over 1.5 million candidates so we will get enough candidates to take in all the schools if they are serious. Re-distribution is already ongoing, because it is embedded in the registration procedure.”