JAMB; Board Releases 2022 Cut-Off Marks For Admission; In a recent publication by the Joint Admission Matriculation Board, Unlike 2021, the adopted cut-off marks revealed that institutions now have uniform cut-off marks for 2022 admissions.
What Is JAMB Cut-off Mark For Institutions?
On Thursday, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) adopted 140 as the minimum cut-off mark for degree awarding institutions for the 2022 admission process.
This news comes as the ASUU strike is entering its 7th month, with millions of current students unable to get back to their various schools, there is a high level of concerns from parents regarding new students applying to schools.
The minimum cut-off mark for polytechnics is 100 while colleges of education are 100.
The decision was reached at the ongoing Policy Meeting on Admissions by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, in Abuja on Thursday.
JAMB Registrar, Professor Ishaq Oloyede, had earlier displayed the minimum cut-off marks adopted by tertiary institutions.
Unlike 2021, the adopted cut-off marks revealed that institutions now have uniform cut-off marks for 2022 admissions.
According to him, for federal universities, the merit quota remained 45 percent while that of the state universities falls between the indigene quota and the national quota.
“The National merit quota for State institutions is the first 10 percent irrespective of the location of the candidate, 35 percent allowed to indigenes of the state,” he said.
A total number of 1,761,262 candidates applied for the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Board UTME, while 98,270 applied for Direct Entry into the universities through the board.
The meeting, however, resolved that December 31 would be the deadline for 2022 admissions into all public institutions and private institutions across the country for universities, polytechnics, and Colleges of Education.
Meanwhile, the minister of education advised tertiary institutions to adopt a more flexible posture in the admissions process provided all actions were in compliance with the guidelines.
“Just as in the previous admissions exercises, the admissions criteria still remain as approved and circulated.
“All institutions must therefore adhere strictly to them and all others prescribed by the regulatory bodies such as the National Universities Commission (NUC), National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), and the National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE).
“This is particularly with regards to approved quotas, ratios, and other specifications meant for improved quality, accountability, and equity,” he said.
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