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
“Universities were pegged at 120Polytechnics and colleges of education were pegged at 100Innovative enterprising institutes was pegged at 110Institutions 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.