The cut-off mark for Universities and Polytechnics in Nigeria will be disclosed to the public in June, 2016.
This was revealed by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB.
During a conversation with Vanguard, JAMB Public Relations Officer, Dr Fabian Benjamin, said, “JAMB will officially publish the 2016 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), cut-off marks for universities and polytechnics in June.“
He urged candidates of the 2016 UTME to ignore the cut-off marks from some websites and social media, stating that those cut-off marks were just the imagination of people.
Having gone through the rigour of UTME examinations in the past weeks, candidates seeking admission in universities, polytechnics and colleges of education are expecting JAMB cut-off marks.
For any student to participate in post-UTME of the institutions of first and second choice, such candidate must beat JAMB 2016 cut-off mark, institution’s of first choice cut-off mark, and departmental cut-off mark. To JAMB, the cut-off point for university and polytechnics are determined every year by the candidates’ over all performance.
Apart from JAMB setting entrance cut-off points for university and polytechnic applicants, each institution, also has its cut-off point for students seeking admission in the school.
The Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission had previously disclosed that 1.1 million students seeking admission into Nigerian universities will have their hope dashed, as only 400,000 out of the 1.5 million candidates that sat for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination in 2016 will gain admission.