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JAMB Sets Date To Release 2019 Cut-Off Marks For Universities, Polytechnics

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JAMB releases 2019 admission cut-off marks

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has set Tuesday, June 11, to determine the national cut-off marks for Higer institutions in the country for the 2019/2020 academic session.

The board’s Head, Media, and Information, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial city, recently.

Naija News recalls that JAMB released results of 1,792,719 candidates who sat for this year’s UTME on Saturday, May 11, exactly twenty-two days after it conducted the examination.

Ever since the results were released, reports have emerged in some quarters suggesting that the cut-off marks for the 2019/2020 academic session have been released by JAMB.

Clearing the air, JAMB Spokesman, said there is no truth behind such speculations, adding that some persons, whom he described as fraudulent elements were behind the development with a ploy to defraud innocent Nigerians especially the candidates.

The JAMB Spokesman said the cut-off marks could only be arrived at with the inputs of critical stakeholders in the education sector scheduled for days ahead.

His words: “We want to seize this opportunity to caution the public especially candidates, not to allow themselves to be swindled by these desperate individuals that are peddling this rumour.

“The board is yet to come up with any cut-off mark for placements into the various tertiary institutions across the country.

“The cut-off marks cannot be decided upon without the input of critical stakeholders of the education sector at an elaborate policy meeting,” he said.

The JAMB Spokesman revealed that the next policy meeting would be holding on Tuesday, June 11, at Gbongan in Osun, southwest Nigeria.

Benjamin noted that already, preparations for the meeting had been concluded, adding that officials of the Ministry of Education were expected to attend.

According to him, other key stakeholders were also expected to grace the occasion, to determine the national cut-off mark.

The JAMB Spokesman stressed that it was only after this had been done that the board can announce the cut-off marks of the various tertiary institutions across the country.

“The cut-off marks are the minimum expectation for every institution and that does not mean by attaining such cut-off mark, it therefore means an automatic placement into schools of first choice.

“We therefore want to appeal to the general public, especially the candidates not to fall prey to fraudsters.

“The board will continue to provide information to the public on its processes and activities at every stage,” Benjamin assured.



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