Jamb Cut off Mark for all Schools [Modified] | 2017/2018 JAMB CBT Cut off Point.
Would you like to know the Jamb cut off mark s for all schools in Nigeria? Then stay glued to this article.
The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board officially released the approved JAMB cut off marks for all Nigerian Institutions. Here’s how they put it:
“The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and tertiary education stakeholders on Thursday in Abuja adopted 180 as the cut-off mark for 2016 admission into universities, polytechnics and colleges of education.
The decision was reached at the 2016 Combined Policy Meeting on Admissions to Degree, Nigerian Certificate of Education (NCE) and National Diploma (ND) chaired by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu. In his opening remark, Mr. Adamu said if there was confidence in JAMB’s conduct of the University Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME), there should be no need for post-UTME.
The post-UTME is organised by various tertiary institutions to screen candidates who applied to such institutions and who had scaled through JAMB’s UTME. “If the universities have problem with what JAMB is doing, they should come forward with it and we will address it. “JAMB is one of the most active parastatals in the ministry; I expect that policies that would be beneficial to Nigerian students should be discussed at this meeting.
“I believe there should be no ground to lower the quality; Nov. 30 remains the closing date for 2016 admission. “No institution should exceed its quota in admission; we will start issuing penalties to defaulting institutions.’’
Jamb Cut Off Mark for Higher Institutions in Nigeria 2016/2017
It is an extremely common knowledge that JAMB has put an official benchmark of 180 for all courses and all schools in 2016. This may not be the same cut-off mark in 2017 and it is because cut-off marks depend on candidates’ overall performance each year.
The problem is that most JAMBITES confuse this JAMB benchmark as their choice-institution’s departmental or course cut-off. In this article, you will understand just how admission into tertiary institution works.
Jamb Cut off Mark for All Universities in Nigeria
The current JAMB cut off mark for universities in Nigeria are considered in the following categories:
Jamb Cut off Mark for all Federal Universities
Here, there are many variations. Many Federal Universities have their cut-off at 200 with very few exceptions such as Federal University of Technology (FUTO) and Federal University, Dutse (FUD) whose cut-off is 180.
See below the departmental cut off mark for admission in some Federal Universities in Nigeria:
Jamb Cut off Mark for All State Universities
Every State University in Nigeria chose to concur with JAMB and leave their cut-off at 180. In other words, for you to be eligible for application to State Universities, you must have made at least, 180 marks in your JAMB.
Now, if you made 180 in your JAMB exam, you will be eligible for screening UNLESS the Federal University of your choice has a benchmark of over 180 (180 and above). The University’s benchmark or cut-off may depend on the course of your choice.
Jamb Cut off Mark for all Private Universities
Private Universities do not care for your JAMB score. All they need is a good WAEC, NECO, GCE or any equivalent for you to be eligible for screening.
Jamb Cut Off Mark for Polytechnic in Nigeria
All in Polytechnics in Nigeria set their cut-off at 150, from detailed research, with few of them deviating such as Auchi Polytechnic which requires a minimum of 160 marks and Lagos State Polytechnic which insists on 180 as its official benchmark alongside a handful of other Polytechnics.
In other words, if you scored 150 and the polytechnic of your choice put its cut-off at 150, then you are very eligible to apply for screening. But, if the polytechnic of your choice states its cut-off at a score higher than 150 (160 and above) and you did not reach that cut-off, then you are not eligible to apply for screening.
The JAMB 2016/2017 benchmark of 180 does not hold water so long as Polytechnics choose to leave their cut-off marks at 150.
Jamb Cut Off Mark for Colleges of Education
For you to be eligible to apply for screening in the College of Education of your choice, you have to have scored at least 150 marks in your JAMB exam.
All Colleges of Education have their cut-off as 150 and so if you scored 150 and above, then you are eligible to apply for their screening.
Now, even though JAMB has put their cut-off at 180, so far as Colleges of Education are concerned and as long as they choose to leave their benchmark at 150, then the JAMB cut-off for 180 does not matter at all.
We hope you now understand how Schools use JAMB cut-offs for their Screening Eligibility.