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2022 UTME: JAMB announces 140 as cut-off marks for degree-awarding institutions

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has adopted 140 as the minimum cut-off mark for degree awarding institutions for the 2022 admission process.

The minimum cut-off marks for polytechnics is 100 while colleges of education is 100.

This was made known at the ongoing Policy Meeting on Admissions presided by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, in Abuja on Thursday.

The JAMB Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede had earlier displayed the minimum cut-off marks adopted by tertiary institutions.

Unlike the 2021, the adopted cut-off marks revealed that institutions now have uniform cut-off marks for the 2022 admissions.

According to him, for federal universities, merit quota remained 45 per cent while that of the state universities falls between indigene quota and national quota.

“The National merit quota for State institutions is the first 10 per cent irrespective of location of the candidate, 35 per cent allowed to indigenes of the state,” he said.

A total number of 1,761,262 candidates applied for the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Board UTME, while 98,270 applied for Direct Entry into the universities through the board.

The meeting, however, resolved that December 31 would be the deadline for 2022 admissions into all public institutions and private institutions across the country for Universities, polytechnics and Colleges of Education.

Meanwhile, the minister of education advised tertiary institutions to adopt a more flexible posture in the admissions process provided all actions were in compliance with the guidelines.

“Just as in the previous admissions exercises, the admissions criteria still remain as approved and circulated.

“All institutions must therefore adhere strictly to them and all others prescribed by the regulatory bodies such as the National Universities Commission (NUC), National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) and the National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE).

“This is particularly with regards to approved quotas, ratios and other specifications meant for improved quality, accountability and equity,” he said.


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  1. Is it Serious?
    Jamb have frustrated us in those years for not being able to study at the university direct with 179 points and below, but see same Jamb are now offering admission at 140 which could not even allowed you to gain admission at the polytechnics and the colleges at the then; Nigeria is jaga jaga everything is saka saka (Idris Abdulkarim)

  2. I think JAMB did well for reducing cutoff points, if institutions would abide by it without comprising for selfish ends.

  3. am so ashamed of this country, upon all the bad references we have gotten from outside and within.now is to reduce cut of mark like to say now we are now illiterates ,worse illiterate for that.what is 140 .in my jamb I got 233 ,inasmuch that unn does not offer me admission even with that score due to the course I applied to that cut off mark for it was 243. Seriously I just notice that a member of jamb has a child that have failed several year.lol.is very disgraceful

  4. Wow this is great news, God bless all the leaders piloting the affairs of JAMB. I now have hope to study further, thanks to God for making me score above 140☺️, infact I’m pleased by this great news.
    Thanks once more🙏


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