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JAMB set to announce cut off marks for 2017 admissions



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-JAMB to announce admission cut off marks for 2017 admission soon.

-Details of candidates who scored 100 and above sent to appropriate institutions.

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, is set to 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.

This is as disclosed in a press statement made available by JAMB on Sunday in which it said the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, had given the Board approval to hold the policy committee meeting on 2017 admission which will also kick start 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.

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“This is to guarantee fairness and equity to all candidates.”


In a related development, recall that the University of Ilorin, through its corporate affairs department had warned prospective candidates seeking admission to their school to disregard information staing the school has begun its admission process.

The statement also warned them to beware of falling into the hands of fraudsters as the school authority will announce the date and processes publicly once admission processes commence.

The policy committee meeting on 2017 admission will also kick start the 2017 admission exercise.

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