Official: JAMB Cut-off Mark 2020/2021 – Approved 160 for Universities and 120 for Polytechnics

The Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, (UTME) 2020 Jamb Cut Off Marks for All Nigeria Institutions (universities, polytechnics,college of education)has just been out! The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB pegged the minimum cut-off mark for admissions into universities for the 2020/2021 academic year at  160.

Note: The JAMB Cut0ff mark for admission 2020 Exercise is officially announced out!

Jamb Cut off mark For Universities and Polytechnics 2020

“JAMB reintroduces post-UTME and decreases general cut-off mark to 160 for Varsities, 120 for Polytechnics, and 100for College of Education/Innovation Enterprise.”

In summary; The JAMB Cut off mark for 2020/2021:

  • Universities — 160
  • Polytechnics — 120
  • Colleges of Education — 100
  • Innovation Enterprise — 100

The 20th Policy Meeting on Admissions to Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria has approved 160 and above as the national minimum benchmark for admission for the year 2020 into public universities. The board also adopted 120 as the minimum cut-off mark for admission into Polytechnics and 100 for the college of Education.

JAMB Cut off Mark for Private Universities

The 19th Policy meeting held at Bola Babalakin Auditorium, Gbongan, Osun State, on Tuesday, 11th June also approved 140 as minimum UTME score for admission into private universities.

JAMB Cutoff Mark for Public Polytechnics

For public polytechnic, 120 minimum UTME score was approved.

Cutoff Mark for Private Polytechnics

While 110 UTME score was ratified as the least score for admission into private polytechnic.

explained, “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 enabled to specify their cut-off marks.”

The registrar announced the board discovered over 17,160 illegally admitted students by higher institutions, enhancing that the body had regularised some of them.

He announced, “30 percent of those in higher institutions do not take JAMB or have limited than the cut-off marks.

“The admission procedure is now automated with the direct involvement of the registrar of JAMB for final approval.

“We have decided to regularise admissions that were done under the table this year. From next year, we will not ratify anything like that.”

The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, clarified as a mistake the Federal Government’s ban on tests conducted by universities after the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations.

He explained that post-UTME was banned because it had become an avenue for corruption.

Adamu, however, encouraged higher institutions to conduct aptitude tests for candidates seeking admission and pegged the fee for the test/Post UTME screening at Two thousand naira (N2,000.00) only.

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