THE Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB has Releases New Admission Cutoff Marks for Universities, Polytechnics and College of Education. We published the news yesterday and we would like to elaborate a little more on what Candidates need to know about Jamb Cutoff points and Post-UME cutoff points.
Difference Between Jamb cutoff and Post-UTME cutoff
Some candidates get this missed up.
The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, admission cutoff are applicable only in admissions and for candidates to know if his or her average score is up to the minimum score approved by Jamb.
While Post-UTME cutoff is set by the school. Even if you score 250 in Jamb UTME and fail woefully in Post-UTME screening exercise, you will NOT be admitted.
The Federal Government, in consultation with the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, has pegged the cutoff marks for 2014 admissions into universities at 180, while polytechnics and colleges of education were put at 150, respectively.
However, we are sure some Federal Universities will set their cutoff point above 180. If your choice is Federal University and you scored below 180, your best option is to apply for change of Institution.
* Note: Change of Institutions and/or course has ended, but some Universities can process it for their candidates.
The Registrar and Chief Executive of JAMB, Prof. Dibu Ojerinde, in his presentation gave a statistical run down of candidates’ preference for tertiary education.
He said after the conduct of the 2014 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, candidates who applied for degree awarding institutions totalled 1,584,348, representing 70 per cent; National Certificate in Education applicants totalled 25,767 representing 1.6 per cent; National Diploma, a paltry 22,072, representing 1.3 per cent while National Innovation Diploma had just 46, representing 0.003 per cent.
Ojerinde wondered why Nigeria’s educational system has consistently failed to embrace technical education in its quest for industrialisation, noting that the British system which Nigeria copied now award degree in all its polytechnics. Source: Punch Nigeria.