The Joint Admissions and admittance Board (JAMB) has set 160 and on top of as discontinue mark for 2020/21 admissions into universities across the country.
The Registrar of the board, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, disclosed this throughout a presentation of the policy concerns at the 2020 Policy Meeting on Admissions to Tertiary establishments on Tues in capital of Nigeria.Oloyede aforesaid that one hundred sixty and on top of are approved as discontinue mark into Polytechnics and a hundred and on top of for each faculties of Education and Innovation Enterprise establishments.
He explained that the choice was taken once every of the establishments had voted and prescribed minimum discontinue marks for his or her faculties.
” No University would be allowed to admit a candidate if he or she has scored but one hundred sixty within the Unified Tertiary admittance Examination (UTME).
” Also, that’s not the sole issue that may be taken for admission, some would do post UTME and alternative physical assessments which are else thereto to work out the discontinue mark.
” no one will admit a candidate with a score but what the establishment prescribed. That is, people who voted for 210 will maintain the figure and not 209 or something below 210.
” All people who prescribed but one hundred sixty for universities can not be accepted however one hundred sixty and on top of and therefore the same goes for Polytechnics and faculties of Education.
” each establishment can have what it prescribed for itself aside from people who prescribed lower and ought to come back up on top of the minimum mark,” he said.
Oloyede aforesaid that there would be no admissions outside the board’s Central Admissions process System (CAPS).According to him, any establishment that violates the selections as in agreement at the policy meeting would be sanctioned.
He aforesaid that the admission method for 2020/21 would start from August twenty one.
”Following the country’s uncertainty within the events of the pandemic, a date for the point in time has not been determined however however would be communicated later by the Ministry of Education.”All establishments, should not charge quite N2000, as well as bank charges, for his or her post UTME,” Oloyede aforesaid.
The Registrar aforesaid that relinquishment has been approved for foreign candidates, the deaf and blind still as jail candidates against sitting for post UTME screening.
”This, was as a result of the problem within the method as complained by the cluster,” he said.The wire service of Federal Republic of Nigeria (NAN), reports that the meeting was organized by upright to indicate the commencement of admissions into tertiary establishments.
NAN reports that the meeting, that materialized at the JAMB’s Headquarters, had present the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Director General of the National Youth Service Corps and workers of the Board.
Other participants: embrace Vice-Chancellors, Rectors and Provosts of all tertiary establishments across the country, still as members of upright board.
The meeting was control nearly via the Zoom network.