The list of JAMB cut off marks for 2017/2018

Last updated: August 23th 2017

If you plan on gaining admission into the university, polytechnic or any other tertiary institution, you have to know the JAMB 2017/2018 cut off mark.

The cut off mark for JAMB varies from course of study to course of study. Below you will find all the essential JAMB news about cut off marks for gaining admission in 2017.

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has released JAMB 2017/2018 cut off marks for all Nigerian universities on Tuesday, 22 Aug. 2017, in Abuja. Are you ready for Jamb Latest News?

JAMB cut off mark 2017

You must have the minimum JAMB cut off mark 120 to enter the Nigerian Universities. As for JAMB cut off mark for polytechnics and colleges you should have 100. At the same time, if you want to get an education at innovative, enterprising institutes, your minimum score must be 110.

Remember! Higher institutions reserve the right to increase the JAMB 2017 cut off mark above the minimum accepted by JAMB.

In addition, admission into higher institutions with UTME exam 2017 should be completed on January 15, 2018. As for the private institutions, the deadline is January 31, 2018.

Decisions about admission of candidates into their first choice of institutions will be concluded by October 15, and for the second choice candidates, the deadline is December 15. After that, students will get the chance to make any changes and this must be completed before the January closing dates.

These decisions were adopted at the 2017 Combined Policy Meetings on Admissions into Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria which took place on Tuesday.

Mr. Is-haq Oloyede (the JAMB Registrar) mentioned that a Central Admission Processing System (CAPS) would be adopted to regularize the processes of admission into institutions

The JAMB Registrar also added that schools could also make use of the dual mode system. In this case, both manual and the newly introduced CAPS can be adopted.

He also noted that the candidates who chose to study Agriculture in higher institutions were low while those who wanted to study Medicine and Sciences increased this year.

As for illegal admissions, Is-haq Oloyede said that the admission process is automatic and all candidates must be approved by the JAMB Registrar.

Nearly 17,160 students have gotten admission into school without JAMB in Nigeria.

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Mr. Adamu Adamu, the Minister of Education, declared a cancellation of the ban of Post-UTME examination as a premise for entering universities and polytechnics.

He marked that post-UTME banning caused a lot of rules’ violations both by candidates and institutions.

After the ban cancellation, schools could now conduct exams freely, and examination fee must not be more than 2000 Naira.

The Minister also assured that a high number of candidates who took part at the 2017 UTME would enter the higher education institutions this year.

We hope, the above JAMB news about cut off mark was useful for you. Good Luck!

To compare new requirements with the previous JAMB cut off marks for all Nigerian UTME institutions, look through the following list:

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Now you know all about the JAMB cut off marks for 2017/2018 for all Nigerian colleges and universities. Hope you get admitted into your school of choice.

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