JAMB Approved Cut-Off Marks 2021/2022 | UNI's, Poly's & COE's

JAMB Cut-Off Marks 2021/2022: Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, (JAMB) National Cutoff-Marks/Points for all Nigerian Universities (UNIs), Polytechnics (Poly's) and College of Education (COE's) for 2021/2022 Admission Exercise Published.

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced the minimum national cut-off marks for admissions into the tertiary institutions in Nigeria for the 2021/2022 admission exercise.


Latest Update: Jamb Abolishes General Cut-off Marks, Allows Institutions To Set Their Minimum Cut-off Marks:

JAMB has abolished the idea of setting a general cut-off mark for institutions. Institutions are now allowed to set their individual minimum benchmark for admission. This was part of the decision taken at the 2021 policy meeting which was held virtually and chaired by the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu.

According to the JAMB Registrar Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, some universities such as the University of Maiduguri proposed 150, Usman Dan Fodio University Sokoto proposed 140, Pan Atlantic University proposed 210, University of Lagos 200, Lagos State University190, Covenant University190, Bayero University Kano, 180.

In the meeting, the stakeholders also approved October 29, 2021 as the deadline for the closure of amendments for 2021 admissions.

On the deadline for the closure of admissions, the stakeholders resolved to allow the ministry to decide as they could not agree on the December 31, 2021 deadline for all public institutions and January 31st 2022 for all private institutions.

The meeting approved that for Direct Entry, DE, the maximum score a candidate can present is 6 and the minimum is 2 or E, as required by law.

The stakeholders also exempted prison inmates, visually impaired and foreign candidates from sitting for post UTME exercise.

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JAMB Cutoff-Mark for 2021/2022 Admission Exercise | UNI's, Poly's & COE's

The Cutoff marks are to be adopted by all DEGREE [Universities], NIGERIA CERTIFICATE IN EDUCATION [College of Education/Monothecnics] and NATIONAL DIPLOMA [Polytechnics]AWARDING INSTITUTIONS.

The minimum cut off marks for admissions are as follows:

  1. PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES: 160, 
  2. PRIVATE UNIVERSITIES: 140
  3. PUBLIC POLYTECHNICS: 120
  4. PRIVATE POLYTECHNICS: 110
  5. INNOVATING ENTERPRISING INSTITUTIONS and COLLEGES OF EDUCATION: 100 respectively.

Institutions are, however, at liberty to raise their cut off marks for admission above the minimum set by JAMB.

JAMB Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede said institutions, with the decision, are not to go below the minimum cut-off points adopted at the meeting for admissions.

According to him, “What JAMB has done is to recommend; We will only determine the minimum, whatever you determine as your admission cut-off mark is your decision.

The board will ensure that criterion set by Senate are strictly adhered to by the institutions’ admission officers and no shifting of goal post in the middle of the admission exercise.

The 2021/2022 JAMB Admission Exercise will still be mainly from the Central Admission Processing [CAPS] as done in 2020.

Admission processes are expected to commence in August, 2020 based on the guidelines released by JAMB.

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