ADEOLA AJAYI, EKITI
Base on Directive of JAMB, with the new cut-off Mark slated to 160 for University.
The decision was reached through a voting system but some universities said they will not go below 180 as their cut off mark.
This will help the jambite to know the right institution to apply for in respective of there score.
Out of 51 institutions who decided not to go below 180, only one said its minimum cutoff mark is 210 while nine institutions said their minimum cut off mark is 200.
Also, one university benched its own minimum at 190 while 40 institutions pegged their minimum at 180.
Institutions that won’t accept less than 200
Pan- Atlantic university –210
Covenant university — 200
Obafemi Awolowo university – 200
University of Ibadan — 200
Seminary of All Saints ( Affiliated to University of Benin)–200
University of Benin – 200
Bigard Memorial Seminary (Affiliated to University of Ibadan) –200
University of Lagos –200
9) Immanuel College of Theology and Christian Education (Affl. University of Ibadan)—200
Institutions that won’t accept less than 190
Lagos State University —-190
Institutions that won’t accept less than 180
Nigerian Army University – 180
Ekiti State University —180
Afe Babalola University—180
Baptist College Of Theology (Affl To Ambrose Alli Uni) –180
Anchor University, Ayobo —180
Pamo University Of Medical Science—180
Redeemers University, Osun State—180
Landmark University —- 180
Alex Ekwueme Federal University—180
University Of Ilorin, Ilorin—180
University Of Jos —- 180
University Of Abuja— 180
Ahmadu Bello University—180
Augustine University —180
Rivers State University —180
Spiritan Int’l School Of Theology (Affl To Univ Of Nig, Nsukka) –180
Adekunle Ajasin University –180
Imo State University –180
Nigerian Police Academy –180
Spiritan School Of Philosophy—180
34) University Of Port-Harcourt – 180
Ladoke Akintola University Of Technology –180
Claretian Institute Of Philosophy (Affl To Imo State University)—180
Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, Kaduna –180
Benue State University –180
Seat Of Wisdom Seminary (Affl To Imo State University) –180
Ondo State University Of Science and Technology –180
Olabisi Onabanjo University –180
Federal University Of Agriculture, Abeokuta –180
Bayelsa Medical University –180
Federal University Of Technology, Imo state –180
Federal University Of Technology, Akure –180
University Of Nigeria Nsuka -180
Federal University Of Petroleum Resources –180
Ondo State University Of Medical Sciences —180
Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University—-180
University Of Uyo —180
Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, 180
There are 182-degree awarding institutions in Nigeria, 10 of these said their minimum cut off mark is 200 and above, 11 institutions said theirs will remain at 190 and above.
About 51 institutions said their cut off mark is benched at 180 and above. Also 64 institutions’ cut off mark will be from 170 and above; 112 institutions said their cut off mark is pegged at 160 and above while 69 said their cut off mark is benched at 160 and below.
According to a spokeman in behalf of JAMB, Fabian Benjamin
“no uniform UTME minimum score for admission” as each institution determines and submits to JAMB its minimum UTME score “after having analysed the UTME performances of its applicants against its available quota.”
“There is a layer of misconceptions on what is generally described as uniform minimum national UTME score for admission into tertiary institutions in Nigeria. For long, many candidates and some members of the general public have come under erroneous impression that there is a minimum national UTME score, which they also refer to as cut off point,” he said.
According to him, the UTME score is not the sole determinant of placement of candidates into tertiary institutions.
“The undue attention to the so-called national minimum UTME score (UTME cut off point) is a major source of failure of many ill-informed candidates who assumed that they have finally attained the benchmark having achieved the so-called minimum national score or cut off point for admission.”