Key stakeholders in federal universities across the country on Tuesday pegged 160 as the minimum bench mark for admission of candidates for the 2019/2020 academic year.
The decision was reached at the Joint 19th Policy Meeting on Admissions to tertiary institutions in Nigeria held in Gbongan, Osun.
the stakeholders also unanimously agreed to commence the admission registration procedures for institutions of first choice of candidates in all public universities from Aug. 21 to Nov. 16.
They also agreed that all private universities would peg minimum admission benchmark on 140 and above.
The admission registration process for candidate’s institutions of second choice will commence on Nov. 17 to Dec. 17, according to them.
They voted that the minimum UTME score of candidates for public Polytechnics should be pegged on 120 and above while that of their private counterparts was fixed for 110 and above.
The minimum cut off mark for the Colleges of Education was also agreed on 110 and above.
The stakeholders also agreed to extend the admission registration procedure for private universities to Feb. 15, 2020.
“The admission process would be guided by the approved institutional /programmes cut-off marks and minimum UTME score as submitted by the respective institutions.
“The minimum UTME score for admission will be as prescribed by each institution subject to the respective National Minimum UTME score,” the JAMB Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede told the stakeholders.
According to him, admission for the 2019/2020 academic session would be conducted on the Central Admissions Processing System (CAPS).
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