Jamb Cut off Mark Reduce- Candidates that score below 180 will be Admitted

1>>The Registrar, Joint Admissions and
Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Is-haq
Oloyede has disclosed that the board has
received a go ahead from the Minister of
Education and other relevant stake
holders to reduce the cut of marks of
institutions that have exhausted their list
of candidates with 180 and above but still
have not admitted up to their allocated quota.
He made this known during the second technical committee
meeting on “2016 Admissions to Tertiary Institutions” which
was held at the Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education,
According to him, many institutions who were part of the
decision to adopt the 180 minimum benchmark especially
the new ones are finding it difficult to admit candidates and
have asked for a waiver to enable them admit candidates
that scored below 180 in 2016 UTME.
He added that following the plea by the affected institutions,
the board forwarded their plea to the appropriate
authorities and has received a green light on flexible cut-off
mark only for institutions, which have exhausted the list of
candidates with 180 above. However, this will be subject, to
a minimum acceptable to JAMB and meeting of other pre-
This means that all hope is not lost for candidates who did
not score up to 180 in 2016 UTME as they can still be
considered for admission.

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