The Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB) announced today, Tuesday June 16, 2020, that it has set the benchmark for admission into tertiary institutions for the 2020 school session, at JAMB’s policy meeting held today, they announced that the cut-off mark for admission into tertiary institutions stands at 160 and above.
Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, JAMB registrar, also gave the cut off mark for polytechnics and colleges of education at 120 and 100 respectively. He disclosed that a total of 612,557 candidates were offered admission after the 2019 admission session just as he said that about 510,957 admission spaces were unused by tertiary institutions in 2019.
Admission processes are not due until August based on JAMB guidelines, as the minister of Education has directed JAMB and tertiary institutions to proceed with the conduct of the 2020/2021 admissions.
The minister of Education Adamu Adamu, represented by the Minister of state for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba, enjoined JAMB and tertiary institutions to consider candidates with previous years Senior School Certificate Examination and qualifying results, to proceed with the admission process.
The minister further said
“As major stakeholders, we must jointly come up with reactions that would realign our programmes to these new realities. While these reaction reactions are being fine-turned to check their capabilities and capacities to withstand the new reality, JAMB and tertiary institutions could take advantage of the current situation and consider candidates with previous years Senior School Certificate Examination and other qualifying results, to proceed on with the admissions 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”