JAMB announces 2014 UTME admission ‘cut-off mark’ for higher institutions

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The Joint Admission and Matriculations Board (JAMB) and the federal government have decided that the cut-off mark for the 2014 admissions into Universities is 180, while that for Polytechnics and Colleges of Education(COE) is 150.
The decision was reached by both government bodies after putting heads together, yesterday at the 5th Combined Policy meeting on admissions into tertiary institutions held at the National Universities Commission (NUC) Secretariat.

The Supervising Minister of Education, Nyesom Wike who while frowning at the inability of most tertiary institutions to utilise their admission quota said the change is part of the efforts made by the Jonathan-led government to boost access.

He also said institutions which fail to utilise their admission quota for 2014 will be sanctioned.

“This disservice to the Nigeria child is totally unacceptable. In line with efforts of the federal government to improve access, let me urge you all to with effect from today, work assiduously to ensure that all admission spaces in your institutions for the current year are fully utilised within the approved time frame,” he stated.

While Dibu Ojerinde, the Registrar and Chief Executive of JAMB observed that after the conduct of the 2014 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination(UTME) candidates who applied for degree awarding institutions or universities totalled 1,584,348 representing 97.070, NCE applicants totalled 25,767 representing 1.579, ND a patlry 22,072 representing 1.349 while NID had just 46 representing 0.003.