JAMB approves 160 as minimal rating for admission

By Gbenga Olarinoye, Osogbo

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has accepted 160 as minimal rating for admission seekers into public universities in Nigeria for the 2019/2020 tutorial calendar.


The choice was taken Tuesday through the 19th coverage assembly on admissions to tertiary establishments in Nigeria at Bola Babalakin auditorium, Gbongan, Osun state.

The assembly, which included Vice Chancellors, Rectors of Polytechnics and provost of schools of training additionally accepted 140 for personal universities.

The assembly additionally accepted 120 for public polytechnic and 110 for personal polytechnic. Additionally, 100 and above was accepted for schools of training.

The registrar of JAMB, professor Isiaq Oloyede in his speech disclosed that plans have been concluded to start open examination for college students looking for admissions into tertiary establishments in Nigeria.

In line with the JAMB Registrar, the step, which is a brand new innovation for 2019 Unified Tertiary and Matriculation Examination, UTME, was a part of efforts to additional curb examination malpractice.

He defined that the board was decided to offer a million questions for every topics out of which 50 can be taken for the examination per every candidate.

The JAMB boss who warned that it has turn out to be a criminal offense to gather password of candidates at CBT centre, added that the innovation of distant community take a look at will afford the physique alternative to observe functioning laptop with out going to the schools.

He expressed fear over the speed of candidates for Drugs, saying 436,799 candidates have utilized for the course, whereas 35,923 emptiness is offered.

Earlier, the Chairman, governing board of JAMB, Dr. Emmanuel Nndukwe, mentioned the board is striving to offer a novel customary that might be acceptable by college students and oldsters.

He counseled the JAMB Registrar for his dedication and truthfulness, saying that his “transparency, accountability and dedication is known.

The Director of Tertiary Schooling, Federal Ministry of Schooling, Mr. Ojo Joel Samuel, who spoke on behalf of the everlasting secretary of the ministry, enjoined the board to be delicate, clear and honest within the consideration of scholars cut-off mark.

“Accountability and transparency have made it doable for JAMB to straight and not directly assist different Establishments and companies within the training sector. It’s gladdening that NECO has taken a cue with its unprecedented remittance of over a billion naira not too long ago.

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“The Board ought to go additional by making certain the prosecution of all culprits and suspects of those nefarious and prison actions to be able to function a deterrent to these planning for future train, and to additionally ship a really robust and clear sign to people who have entrenched themselves in these acts of criminality.

“It’s disheartening that there are nonetheless many experiences of unethical behaviours on our campuses, particularly these regarding the abuse of belief and confidence reposed in workers of Tertiary Establishments.

“The Federal Ministry of Schooling not too long ago instituted a task-force to observe how establishments cope with reported circumstances of abuse and to comply with up on the implementation of the actions that should handle circumstances of unethical behaviours.

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“The Taskforce is empowered to advocate acceptable actions in opposition to any individuals or establishments that fail to guard victims of unethical behaviours or condone such misbehaviour. Heads of Establishments are to arrange an Ombudsman system the place all circumstances of unethical behaviours may be reported, with ample safety for the victims.

“No Establishment ought to cost above the Ministerial accepted payment of Not Extra Than Two Thousand Naira (N2,000) for any type of Put up-UTME screening train.

“The Board and the Tertiary Establishments ought to be sure that candidates underneath the Particular Wants class are thought-about for admission supplied they meet the minimal necessities.

“Blind and deaf candidates, jail candidates overseas centre candidates, these candidates needs to be exempted from some other take a look at other than routine scrutiny of their credentials.

Osun state Governor, Mr Gboyega Oyetola, who was represented by the Deputy, Mr Benedict Alabi, urged the board to maintain their customary in making certain that certified candidates are given admission in step with the rules and procedures.

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He suggested the board to offer ample consideration to the folks dwelling with disabilities and in addition attempt to additional flush out the dangerous eggs among the many board.

In his comment, Dr Wale Babalakin, SAN, mentioned the auditorium was donated freely for the second time as a result of it was constructed for “critical mental dialogue.

“We centered on training improvement. Please assist us by collaborating within the utilization of the auditorium. I’m impressed along with your efforts to make sure that outcomes of examination is credible.