JAMB cut-off mark 2017, The unveiling truth you need to know by Ejiga Godwin Jnr
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JAMB cut-off mark 2017, The unveiling truth you need to know by Ejiga Godwin Jnr

If you are a fan of reading, listening or watching latest news then it shouldn’t come as a surprise to you that the   Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB)  cut-off mark for universities have been set to 120.
At least,  if you are active on facebook  you must have read the news from one of your favourite news website out there.  Below are excerpts from a reliable  News blog
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JAMB sets University Admission Cut-off Mark At 120, Poly 100 (sEE WHY)
“Universities were pegged at 120
Polytechnics and colleges of education were pegged at 100
Innovative enterprising institutes was pegged at 110
Institutions were however allowed to raise their cut-off marks above JAMB’s stipulation.”
Naij.com

Few things you should  know  about JAMB Cut-off Mark.

1) Cut-off mark is the minimum mark or percentage that a candidate requires for passing an examination cum gaining  admission into an institution.
2) Cut-off mark can  be set before  the examination  however official cut-off mark can  only be determined after the examination  results  are out.
3) Nigerian Universities, Polytechnics and College of education  have always  been  allowed to increase  the JAMB cut-off mark of their individual  institution  to her own standards.

The Unveiling Truth about  2017 JAMB cut-off mark.

You should  Recall from earlier  report 3 month ago stating that a total of 1,503,931 sat for the examination  and after the exams were conducted report  have it that 1,048,314 passed the exams using  180 as the cut off mark.
Below are excerpt  from the report.
“According to Prof. Ojerinde, 901 of the candidates scored 270 and above, 72,243 made between 250 – 269; 601,151 scored 200 – 249; 374, 920 scored 170 – 199 while 336, 330 failed as they scored 170 which is below the 180 cut-off mark.”
Ngstudents.com

My Verdict about 2017 JAMB cut off mark

Judging from the second excerpt and the concluding part of the first excerpt  one can categorically  tell that the  cut-off mark of 120 will not be used as a Yardstick for any institution in Nigeria..
University, Polythecnic and College of education  will not accept  to lower their standards  to 120 cut-off for any  reason.s
Thus one should be expecting to even see  cut-off mark as high as 200 due to the percentage population  pass mark.
JAMB 2017 candidates shouldn’t be misled by this new buzz and as such students who are currently preparing  for next year’s (2018)  JAMB examination should not be overawe or loose guard by this latest news trending on Social Media and are advised to study hard to their best.
I wish you all the best ahead.
May God bless you  all
Ejiga Godwin Jnr is a Student of Federal University of Agticulture Makurdi. He is A Blogger, Digital Marketer, Social Media Influence and a prolific writer.
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