The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has made a u-turn on the cut-off marks for admissions into universities and polytechnics in the country.
This is coming days after the Registrar of JAMB, Prof Ishaq Oloyede, announced that the board approved a new cut-off mark of 140 and 120 for universities and polytechnics, respectively.
However, JAMB’s spokesperson, Fabian Benjamin, disclosed that the board only approved a minimum admittable score into the tertiary institutions.
Responding to question on why the board decided to lower its cut-off mark from 160 in 2019 and 2020 to 140 in 2022, to which he responded that there is nothing like cut-off mark.
“We didn’t reduce anything and there is nothing like a cut-off point. It’s the creation of the media. We have a minimum admittable score.
“When you have more than 80% of the universities and other institutions having 200 and above as their minimum admittable score why would one say it’s reduced?” he quizzed.
The board’s spokesman added that many people have made comments and twisted the facts of the matter.
“So many people commenting on things they don’t have an idea on and are not ready to ask questions”, he said.