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JAMB releases cut-off marks, sets deadline for change of institution

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board on Tuesday released the cut-off marks for this year’s admission into the country’s universities, polytechnics and colleges of education.
So also did JAMB release detains for change of course and institutions.
The details were released by JAMB in collaboration with Vice Chancellors, Rectors and Provosts of higher institutions in the country.
The body and the heads of higher institutions in the country took the decision at a combined policy meeting on admissions into universities, polytechnics and other higher institutions in Nigeria in Abuja on Tuesday.
For the cut-off mark, a minimum of 120 marks was adopted for universities and 100 for admission into polytechnics.
They agreed that admission into first choice universities should close on October 15, while December 15, 2017 was set as the closing date for second choice admission by institutions.
The Registrar of JAMB, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, said universities, with the decision, are not to go below the minimum 120 cut-off points adopted by the meeting for admissions.
Oloyede called for the adoption of flexible cut-off marks for admission processes by higher institutions in the country.
He said: “What JAMB has done is to recommend.
“We will only determine the minimum.
“Whatever you determine as your admission cut-off mark is your decision.
“The Senate and academic boards of universities should be allowed to determine their cut-off marks.”
The Registrar said the board discovered over 17,160 illegally admitted students by higher institutions, adding that the body has regularized some of them.
Oloyede said: “Thirty per cent of those in higher institutions do not take JAMB or have less than the cut-off marks.
“The admission process is now automated with direct involvement of the registrar of JAMB for final approval.
“We have agreed to regularize admissions that were done under the table this year.
“From next year we will not accept anything like that.”