The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board ( JAMB) has pegged the cut of mark at 160 for admission into Nigeria universities for the 2020/2021 academic session, while also announcing 120 as the cut off mark for Polytechnic and 100 for Colleges of Education.
The JAMB Registrar, Ishaq Oloyode said 612,557 student were offered admission in 2019 out of the 1.8million that wrote the examination.
The registrar said candidate waiting for their result will be given a consideration only when they are uploaded on its website.
The Minister Of Education Adamu Adamu in his remarks directed JAMB and tertiary institutions to go ahead with the conduct of 2020/2021 admissions
Adamu stated that the admission process are expected to begin in August based on the guidelines released by JAMB.
The Minister who was represented by the Minister Of State For Education, Emeka Nwajiuba, appealed to JAMB and tertiary institution to consider candidates with previous years’ Senior Certificate Examination and other qualifying result for admission process.
He added, government will put in place arrangement that will accommodate applicants who will be taking the examination when the opportunity comes.
“As major stakeholders, we must jointly come up with reactions that would realign our programmes to these new realities. While these reactions are being fine-tuned to check their capacities and capabilities to withstand the new reality.”
The Minister informed that with the current situation, JAMB could consider candidate with previous years’ Senior School Certificate Examination and other qualifying result, to proceed on with the admission process.
“Whatever arrangement that the country comes up with in the long run, will surely accommodate those who will be taking the examination when the opportunity to do so is worked out.”
The spread of the coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria has altered the educational calendar and also affected the schedule admission processes of JAMB