Jamb 2017 cut of mark out?

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, will hold the policy
committee meeting on August 21 and 22 that will determine cut of points for
admission this year into various courses in Nigerian tertiary institutions.
A press statement made available to PREMIUM TIMES by JAMB on Sunday said
the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, had given the Board approval to hold
the policy committee meeting on 2017 admission.
It said the meeting will kickstart the 2017 admission exercise.
The policy committee will announce the cut off points at the end of the meeting.
“All stakeholders including vice-chancellors of universities, rectors of
polytechnics and mono-technics and provosts of colleges of education would be
in attendance,” the statement said.
JAMB disclosed that it has sent to all institutions a soft copy of printout of
candidates who chose them.
“This year, the Board has sent candidates who scored 100 and above in their
JAMB to the institutions in its flexible admission policy for institutions to
determine the suitability of the candidates in compliance with all laid down rules
and regulations as determined by the proprietors of the institutions and
approved by Senate of the various schools.
“The Board will ensure that criteria set by Senate are strictly adhered to by the
institutions’ admission officers and no shifting of goal posts in the middle of the
admission exercise.
“This is to guarantee fairness and equity to all candidates.”
Meanwhile, the Registrar of JAMB, Ishaq Oloyede, has advised owners of
Computer-Based Test centres are up to date ahead of the accreditation exercise
for next year.
Mr. Oloyede gave the advice during the foundation laying ceremony for a 500-
capacity twin CBT centre being built by the Nigerian Communications
Commission, NCC, in Osogbo, Osun State.
He said the board would not compromise on the 2018 accreditation exercise,
stressing that having suitable centres is the bedrock of conducting a smooth
“The 500-capacity twin CBT centre built by NCC in compliance with presidential
directive for NCC to build such centres in each senatorial district was to bring
the centres closer to the candidates and also ensure standard,” JAMB said in
its statement.
“The Registrar urged the consultant to ensure that the centre is built according
to specification,” it concluded.

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