The management board of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), has officially approved 140 as the cut-off mark for University admission, and 100 for Polytechnics and Colleges of Education.
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has set 140 and above as the 2022/2023 official cut-off marks for admissions into universities in Nigeria.
Latest information reaching us today is coming from the JAMB board’s Registrar Desk, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, who disclosed this important information during a presentation at the 2023 Policy Meeting on Admissions to Tertiary Institutions and Awards in FCT Abuja on Saturday, June 24th, 2023.
Prof. Is-haq Oloyede further disclosed that 100 had been approved as the official cut-off mark for admission into Polytechnics and Colleges of Education for the 2023 Academic session.
As always, the board is giving all universities the sovereignty and power to decide individual cut-off marks for the 2023 academic session.
However, the institution has disclosed that no university will be allowed to admit any candidate who scores below the 140 benchmarks. He stated that the University of Jos has proposed 180 as a cut-off mark for admissions; while other institutions such as the University of Ibadan proposed 200; the University of Benin proposed 200; the University of Lagos proposed 200; and the Federal University of Technology proposed 180, among others.
The Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos, is the only university that proposed the highest benchmark of 220. In contrast, about 15 universities, most especially those in the private sector, advised that the 2023 JAMB Cut off Mark be lowered to 120, but was rejected by stakeholders and everyone in the meeting.