JAMB: 23 universities set admission cut-off marks at 120

Registrar, Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, Is’haq Oloyede
Registrar, Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, Is’haq Oloyede

At least 23 Nigerian universities have adopted the 120 cut-off mark recently introduced by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB.

The universities, mostly private, are among the 168 universities in Nigeria whose cut-off marks were released in a document PREMIUM TIMES obtained from JAMB on Friday.

The universities that adopted the 120 cut-off point include:Achievers University, Adeleke University, Caleb University, Fountain University, Caritas University, Novena University, Renaissance University, Ojiagu-agbani University, Evangel University, McPherson University, South Western University, Samuel Adegboyega University, Wellspring University, Western Delta University, Wesley University, Summit University, Edwin Clark University, Hezekiah University, Kings University, Arthur Javis University, Crown Hill University, Clifford University and Coal City University.

JAMB had on August 22 announced the 120 cut-off peg for universities following a policy adopted by vice chancellors, provosts, rectors, admission officers, registrars and other stakeholders in the education sector.

Universities were, however, at liberty to increase their cut-off marks, with majority doing so.

The new minimum cut-off point for universities had received lots of flak from parents, civic right groups, and students.

According to the list of adopted cut-off marks, the Obafemi Awolowo University, University of Lagos, University of Benin and University of Nigeria, pegged their cut-off point at 200.

Lagos State University according to the list is the only university that fixed its cut-off point at 190.

Also, universities such as Bayero University, Afe Babalola University, Oduduwa University, Pan – Atlantic University, Veritas University, Ritman University, Federal University Wukari, Federal University Lokoja, Federal University Ndufu Alike, University of Ilorin, University of Maiduguri,, University of Port Harcourt, Nnamdi Azikwe University, University of Uyo, Usman Dan Fodio University, Michael Okpara University of Technology, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Federal University of Technology, Niger, Akwa Ibom State University, Ekiti State University, Enugu State University, Ondo State University, Lagos State University, Osun State University and Ladoke Akintola University of Technology pegged their cut-off points at 180.

Many other Nigerian universities pegged their cut-off points from 120 to 170.


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  • Frank Bassey


  • Futuro


    THE ISLAMIST REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA is coming soon to everyone’s neighbourhood.
    Buhari has devalued education into worthlessness and turned universities into abodes
    of school certificate failures. All university degrees issued before now become retrospectively
    worthless for so long as they carry the logos of universities which announce a FAILURE MARK
    of 30% as the desired mark for university admission. By the time Muhamadu Buhari and the
    Islamists finish off with Nigeria, and recast it in their own individual image, the usually idiotic
    Christians in Nigeria will be singing …BY THE WATERS OF BABYLON, THERE WE SAT DOWN,

    • I love Islam

      You must be an atheist to have wrote this, you seem to be mocking the two religions, shame on you.I

  • Ferra Realman

    Which university is Federal University of Technology, Niger? Please, endeavour to write correct name in publication of repute like this.

  • Ben obi

    Universities accepting the 120 cut off mark are looking for students (money) especially the new private universities. They might as well reduce first class CGPA mark. I attended Babcock University. I’m glad they have not been mentioned here for accepting this rubbish.

  • Ben obi

    Personally i feel Jamb should be scrapped. It is enough to write WAEC or NECO then apply apply for any school of your choice, write their UME exams and get admission based on the score needed to be admitted. The current unnecessary method for gaining admission is useless.

  • Kay

    Education system in Nigeria has totslly crumbled to the ground. In the 80’s, WAEC standard was very high, the marking schemes were very strict, yet general pass rate was far higher than what we have today… Later, NECO, which was restricted to conducting secondary school common entrance examination was given the nod to conduct the school leaving examination too, a deliberate attempt to bring down the standard for the children of the powerful forces in Nigeria. Similar scenarios played out in the ICAN/ANAN debacle, as routes to becoming chartered accountants.

    Then NECO started with a bonanza and WAEC was forced to lower its standard with the result being that students generally relaxed, knowing fully sure that they don’t have to be rigorously hardworking before attaining success.

    More so, the politicians and the military rulers interfered in everything and being well connected to them became the avenue through which getting employed in the public sector was assured ( Unfortunately, the pattern has become a norm in today’s Nigeria ) and competence became relegated to the background, resulting in the employment of too many non competent hands as teachers. Many teachers today, especially in the public schools are not just good enough..

    These factors, and many more get us to where we are today. We now have a situation where teachers, through their Union, put up strong resistance against the several attempts of some State Ministries of Education to have teachers write competence test. Just imagine a teacher that teaches students Algebra being afraid of writing Algebra competence test. The problem at hand is compound complex.

  • bashwaziri

    From all indications, this 120 cutoff marks was set to pleased the Private Universities. After four years, this same dullards would pass out with first class from those money making Universities. A pity