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JAMB Finally Releases Admission Cut- Off Marks

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Too many people have called me and send
messages to ask about this cut-off mark issues.
Anyway, after a long wait, the Federal Government,
in consultation with the Joint Admissions and
Matriculation Board, has come out with the cut-off
marks for 2014 admissions into universities and
polytechnics.
The cut-off points were arrived at on Tuesday, after
the 5th Combined Policy meeting on admissions to
tertiary institutions, held at the National Universities
Commission in Abuja. The cut off marks are…
180 for universities while polytechnics and colleges
of education were put at 150, respectively.
The Supervising Minister of Education, Nyesom
Wike, who declared the meeting open, frowned on
the inability of most tertiary institutions to utilise
their admission quota. Wike, however, said in view
of efforts to boost access, institutions which failed to
utilise their admission quota for 2014 would be
sanctioned.
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 complained that 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.

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