The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and tertiary education stakeholders have fixed a minimum cut0ff mark of 140 for 2022 admission into the nation’s universities, while that of polytechnics and colleges of education is 100.
The 2022 Policy Meeting on Admissions to Degree, Nigerian Certificate of Education and National Diploma in Abuja on Thursday, which was chaired by Education Minister, Mallam Adamu Adamu, Abuja, resolved that every institution is at liberty to determine the minimum Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) admission score.
The meeting also agreed that: “Similarly, for Direct Entry admissions, each institution will determine the number of points required by it for direct entry admission. Nevertheless, no institution can recommend or admit any candidate with less than two points for direct entry.
“In the same vein, no institution can admit/accept the transfer of a candidate for any degree programme unless the candidate has spent on full-time, not less than two consecutive sessions in the institution”.
The meeting resolved that “no institution will be allowed to recommend or admit any candidate whose total score is below the minimum score proposed by the institution and approved by the Policy Meeting. The totality of all scores being used for the ranking of the candidate shall be taken into account in determining the percentage minimum score”.
In his opening remark, Adamu warned Nigerian tertiary institutions against illegal admissions, saying all admissions into the nation’s universities, Polytechnic and Colleges of Education must be processed through the Central Admission Processing System.
The Minister said any head of tertiary institution found engaging in illegal admissions would be prosecuted, even if the infractions are detected after their tenures.