2010 admissions: JAMB sets 180 as cut-off mark

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board on Thursday said it had set 180 as the cut-off mark for admission into all categories of tertiary institutions across Nigeria for the 2010.

The decision was reached after the first combined policy committee meeting on admission to degree-awarding institutions, National Diploma, Nigeria Certificate in Education and National Innovation Diploma-awarding institutions held in Abuja.

The cut-off mark affects all the candidates that sat for the first Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination conducted on April 17.

Minister of Education Prof. Ruqqayatu Rufa’i, announced the decision after the meeting at the National Universities Commission, Abuja.

According to her, “We have met with the Vice- Chancellors, Rectors and Provosts, and discussed the issue of the cut-off mark for this year’s UTME; and then we agreed on 180 as the cut-off mark.

“Since it is a unified examination, we agreed that it should be uniform for polytechnics, colleges of education as well as universities.”

The minister also directed JAMB to publish the list of candidates of educationally disadvantaged states, to facilitate the process of identification.

She stressed the need for institutions to accord special attention to candidates from educationally less-developed states, according to their admission guidelines.

The Registrar of JAMB, Prof. ‘Dibu Ojerinde, while speaking on the issue, said 180 was agreed upon by the heads of tertiary institutions present at the meeting.

He also enjoined universities to adhere to their admission quota or risk the revocation of their licences.

In his address at the meeting, the Chairman, Governing Board of JAMB, Prof. Sam Ukpabi, explained that the UTME, as the new matriculation examination, had come to stay.

Ukpabi noted that the UTME began on a strong footing, on account of the speedy release of results.

He said the UTME was part of the road map to education developed by the immediate past Minister of Education, Dr. Sam Egwu, and approved by the Federal Executive Council.

He noted that the UTME was introduced to address the challenges of limited space in Nigerian universities.

Ukpabi said tertiary institutions across the country were now better positioned to admit students, as a result of the speedy release of examination results, adding that six levels of admission would be conducted simultaneously.
Source: Punch Newspaper – www.punchng.com

88 COMMENTS

  1. APPLICATION FOR NIL RESULT

    SIR, I ENTERED FOR FOUR SUBJECT AND IT IS ONLY THREE THAT HAS BEEN RELEASED, SIR, I DONT KNOW WHAT IS THE PROBLEM, PEOPLE ARE SAYING THAT IS AS A RESULT OF NOT SHADING THE SUBJECT. SIR I SHADED ALL THE SUBJECT CORRECTLY, IF I MAY ASKED IF I DONT SHADE THE SUBJECTS WHY WILL THE OTHER THREE BE RELEASED. SIR, I AM NOT FEELING COMFORTABLE ANY LONGER BECAUSE THIS IS MY LAST CHANCE THE MY FATHER GAVE TO ME. I HAVE WRITTEN THIS PARTICULAR EXAM FOR OVER FIVE YEARS NOW. PLEASE SIR, USE YOUR GOOD OFFICE TO HELP ME CHECK THROUGH THE ANSWERS SHEET, BECAUSE I BELIEVE THAT I SHADED ALL THE FOUR SUBJECT. SIR, I WILL VERY GRATEFUL IF THIS APPLICATION IS GRANTED IN GOOD FAITH. MAY THE ALMIGHTY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AS YOU HELP ME. THANK YOU.

    IS YOUR FAITHFUL CANDIDATE

    EBITIMI AMAKAMA L.
    REG: 06076848CG

  2. APPLICATION FOR NIL RESULT

    SIR, I ENTERED FOR FOUR SUBJECT AND IT IS ONLY THREE THAT HAS BEEN RELEASED, SIR, I DONT KNOW WHAT IS THE PROBLEM, PEOPLE ARE SAYING THAT IS AS A RESULT OF NOT SHADING THE SUBJECT. SIR I SHADED ALL THE SUBJECT CORRECTLY, IF I MAY ASKED IF I DONT SHADE THE SUBJECTS WHY WILL THE OTHER THREE BE RELEASED. SIR, I AM NOT FEELING COMFORTABLE ANY LONGER BECAUSE THIS IS MY LAST CHANCE THE MY FATHER GAVE TO ME. I HAVE WRITTEN THIS PARTICULAR EXAM FOR OVER FIVE YEARS NOW. PLEASE SIR, USE YOUR GOOD OFFICE TO HELP ME CHECK THROUGH THE ANSWERS SHEET, BECAUSE I BELIEVE THAT I SHADED ALL THE FOUR SUBJECT. SIR, I WILL VERY GRATEFUL IF THIS APPLICATION IS GRANTED IN GOOD FAITH. MAY THE ALMIGHTY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AS YOU HELP ME. THANK YOU.
    HERE ARE SUBJECT ENTERED:

    ENGLISH ECONOMIC, GOVERNEMENT AND MATHEMATIC, IT ONLY MATHEMATICS THAT IS NOT RELEASED PLEASE HELP ME.

    IS YOUR FAITHFUL CANDIDATE

    EBITIMI AMAKAMA L.
    REG: 06076848CG

  3. My name is Samson adedokun adeniyi.With registration Number 06076154GG.I DID THE UTME EXAMINATION THAT WAS HELD THIS YEAR.WHEN I CHECKED MY RESULT THREE OF MY SUBJECT WAS RELEASED BUT ONE WHICH IS CHEMISTRY WAS NOT RELEASED .PLEASE I PLEAD THAT YOU SOJOURN AND RELEASE MY RESULT BECAUSE AM A PRE -DEGREE STUDENT OF UNAAB AND I NEED JAMB BEFORE ADMISSION WILL BE GRANTED.PLEASE SIR HELP BECAUSE AM A GOFAMINT MEMBER AND WE ARE TOLD NOT TO INVOLVE IN ANY EXAMINATION MALPRACTICES.PLEASE DONT ALLOW MY SCHOOL FEE TO BE A WASTE BECAUSE OF SIX MARK.

  4. God will bless jamb for what the decision they just made, at least those who scored 180 and above will have hope

  5. To god be the glory for them bringing their cut off mark to 180.although i had 233 but thank god for most of my friends that scort bellow 200.but the kokko be say nar that post jamb be the problem.na they agbadah go hook.but i trust my god,we shall come out succesfully.they will be a way where there sim to be know way.

  6. Some people are happy while others are sad well thats how tns in life normally be. but what iwant to say is this some peoplenow after making the UTME and post UTME will not still get admission into the university of their choice why?.
    Please officials look into it because it happened to me last year and i dont want it to repeat ds yeat again.

  7. hello my fellow candidates am so much happy about the jamb cutoff mark 180……but the next target is how to enter university,poly or college…….who will post us in university,poly or college?IS IT JAMB OFFICIALS?

    I NEED THE ANSWER URGENTLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Thank God, at last i am hoping of getting into one of the higher institution of my choice. I have waited for this moment for five years (5yrs) now and i think God has answered my prayers. I am very pleased with the cut off mark that JAMB agreed on and i want JAMB to make it very effective because i know most of the institutions are going to prove stubborn by increasing their cut off mark.
    I am very happy because this was the last chance my Father gave me and i am so proud of JAMB making the helpless student to go to school.

  9. I am very grateful 4 jambs’ decision, so my mind would be at rest because i scored 187, at least those that scored 180 and above will have hope. Those that move a motion on abolishing POST UTME in d House of Rep. should allow them to do their screening,

  10. I want to know if Jamb will still release the result they seized.

    My result the very first day the result was release i saw my score 219 the following week when i check my result was seized. Please Jamb should release the result. Please!!

  11. Hello Nigerians! I sincerely thanks JAMB, INSTITUTIONS & EDUCATION officials for carrying us along in their admission decision. this shows that you are facing and tacling education problems that are awaiting and facing you. As for us (CANDIDATES), we are waiting becuase whatever you decide we will do. Therefore, let your decision reflect our expectation.

  12. Pls what does unilorin mean by admission application form. Does it mean no post utme or what. Somebody with comprehensive detail should call me now ,pls! cos i dont want to take chances this tym. My no is 08136958814.

  13. This is good news, for u guys to come to this i known is not easy but the dission has to be made,thank u. And one more thing ,can the cutoff mark for the admission come down to a better lever bcos if it dose, many life will be save and our notion too will be great. Sir for only 41 percent to get to 200 is a blow to us as a notion, we all pray that something will be don before or by the next exam that will be taking 2011 but we still thank God for you guys do us good by cuting down the mark too. thanks for your for understanding.

  14. Cuf off for UTME 180 for all institutions-University,colleges of education,polytechnics. Do you know that everyone wants to attend University.We’re watching how this will be done without hitches

  15. woooooow!!!!!! I congratulate u dat fall in to narrow escape dat is having from 180 and above.dis shows dat there is still a great hope 4 u.to god be d gloryooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. UNILAG POST UTME CERTAIN FOR JUNE/JULY,2010
    Amission seekers will not pay a dime for the exam, they are simply to present their original JAMB result slips which are issued by JAMB itself -not computer printout,please. MEANWHILE, JAMB told candidates at its IKOYI office here in Lagos that it cannot give out the slips until early JULY at least.As I write ,the candidates are still confused on what will happan should UNILAG insist on the original slips.
    After the exams, candidates will buy a scratch card for a token N 1,000 to access and check their results online.

    THE VERY BEST IN PREPARATION

    FOR (1) UNILAG POST UTME PAST QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
    (2) POST JAMB UTME SUCCESS TIPS

    IF U STAY OUT OF LAGOS,U ORDER 4 the softcopy to be sent 2 ur email.
    Pls contact matthew on 08036430934,08029956443 fo more info

  17. Please my institution have decleared 180 for the pre degree student and one of my resvlt was not released i plead that you have sympathy on me because of my money 150000 that i paid before i can start the programe.Please release my result because no jamb no admission.@Adedokun samson adeniyi with registration no 06076154GG.THANKS.

  18. Oluchi,pls whr did u see or get d info abt UNILORIN’S ADMISSN APPLICATN FORM,cos am rite here in ilorin n i wnt 2 verify more on dat.

  19. @Oluchi n abdullateef if u wnt 2 go in thru Diploma or 4 masters n other professional degree u can apply 4 dat. But 4 UTME candidates d cut-off mark is now out 4 more information pls visit UNILORIN website. It is very necessary n important u visit their website.

  20. Unilorin sets cut off mark minimum as 200 n above,medicine 240. Candiadtes are 2 register b4 August 15th wc is d deadline. Pls visit their website more details n understandn.

  21. Why is it that Nassarawa staten university will not offer admition these year for social science candidate after writing thier post utme exams?. Rufia please help out.

  22. pls somebody should help me out all my mates are happy for the new list been posted by jamb.org.ng but my own was not there pls help me ask jamb official weather 180 is the real cut off mark or have they play tricks with poor people like us who fail to score more than 190 pls help me out because i can not stand the heat which am going through now i need some body to see me through these my bad period of lonely and thinking every time pls jamb remember my own reg.number which is is 05093167da

  23. Hi,Info 9ja.U guys are really doing a great job.Please How authentic is 180 cut off mark for jamb and does it attracts science courses also.I would love to av your reply.thanks

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