The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) has decided to surrender the Board’s right to determine cut off marks for admisson seekers to universities.
The Board reached this resolution on Tuesday during a virtual meeting chaired by Adamu Adamu, the Minister of Education.
According to JAMB Registrar, Oloyede Ishaq it became necessary for the rights to be relinquished to universities in order to avoid discrepancies.
Speaking during the meeting, Registrar of JAMB, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, said, “Some universities such as the University of Maiduguri, proposed 150; Usman Dan Fodio University, Sokoto, proposed 140; Pan Atlantic University proposed 210; University of Lagos 200; Lagos State University, 190; Covenant University 190; and Bayero University, Kano, 180.
“Institutions have now been given the liberty to decide cut-off marks; there will be no cut-off marks [stipulation] from JAMB.”