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30 Jun 2018

JAMB releases cut-off mark for 2018/2019 tertiary admissions

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and heads of over 650 tertiary institutions in the country have agreed on cut-off marks for the 2018 admission exercise.

At the meeting, it was agreed that the 2018 UTME cut off mark be pegged at 140 universities, 120 for polytechnics and 100 for Colleges of education.

The exam body had on Monday, June 25, 2018, announced that the cut-off mark for 2018 UTME would be determined at the policy meeting holding in Osun state.

Apart from the cut off mark, the board at the meeting with heads of tertiary educational institutions also decided on the date for the 2018 post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination exercise.

The cut-off marks were part of decisions taken at the 2018 policy meeting by JAMB, university Vice Chancellors, Polytechnic Rectors and Provosts of Colleges of Education, and other heads of tertiary institutions.

The policy meeting also approved that the 2018/2019 admission exercise will start on July 17 to October 15 (merit), second choice start October 17 and admission will end December 17.

Based on appeal and vote by the heads of tertiary institutions, the policy meeting approved that private universities should end their admission by February ending.

The 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examnation (UTME) was taken by 1, 653, 127mllion candidates. A breakdown showed that 1,558,686million (94.29%) candidates applied to universities, 24,524 (1, 48%) applicants picked colleges of education, 69,712 (4.22%) candidates applied to polytechnics and 205 (0.01%) applied to NID.

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