What You Need to Know About JAMB's New Policy

What You Need to Know About JAMB’s New Policy

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board popularly known as JAMB has recently introduced a new policy to be adopted by prospective undergraduates in Nigeria.

Formerly, students in Nigeria sitting for the JAMB, are acquainted with the cut-off mark for the intended institution mainly by reading the JAMB brochure or by using the generally known cut-off mark set by JAMB.

You may also want to read List of Nigerian Private Universities That Give Admission Without JAMB 2021


However, the governing body for undergraduate admissions in Nigeria has said it is time to change the tune to a new dawn by allowing schools to adopt their cut-off marks.

What you must know

As an applicant and potential candidate for the JAMB, be aware that there is an established fee of N2,000 to be paid for your post UTME, that is the post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination,



JAMB has adopted the minimum cut-off marks for 2021/2022 admissions sent by heads of tertiary institutions across the country.

This means that there are no unified cut-off marks for the 2021/2022 admissions.

Every institution is expected to maintain its minimum score during admissions.


Universities with their proposals

The University of Maiduguri proposed 150; Usman Dan Fodio University, Sokoto, proposed 140; Pan-Atlantic University proposed 210; University of Lagos (UNILAG), 200; Lagos State University (LASU), 190; Covenant University, Ota, 190; and Bayero University, Kano (BUK), 180.

Based on this, universities are not allowed to go below 120, while polytechnics and colleges of education fixed their minimum cut-off points for admission at 100.


According to JAMB’s registrar, Professor Ishaq Oloyede, Oloyede, the UTME board is introducing two new subjects: computer studies and physical and health education, bringing to a total of 25 subjects.

The deadline for the closure of admissions, jamb stakeholders said the ministry would decide as they could not agree on the December 31, 2021, deadline for all public institutions and January 31st, 2022 for all public institutions.

Stakeholders also adopted the 2021 admission guidelines, which provide that all applications for part-time or full-time programmes for degrees, NCE, OND, and others must be posted only through JAMB.

The meeting approved that for Direct Entry, DE, the maximum score a candidate can present is 6 and the minimum is 2 or E, as required by law.

Highlighting 2020 admissions, the registrar said out of the 956,809 admission spaces in the 962 higher education institutions in the country about 600,000 have so far been admitted.

He also noted that there are many admission spaces that have not been filled up in several courses due to a lack of qualified candidates.

The professor said private universities in the country were only able to admit 36,381 candidates out of the 120,938 spaces available to them.

If you are yet to get your National Identification Number (NIN), remember to do this as you would be needing it for your UTME.

 

We will keep you posted……

What You Need to Know About JAMB’s New Policy


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