2022 JAMB Policy Meeting Outcome & Key-Points
Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) 2022 Policy Meeting Presentation, Live Updates and Notable Admission Key points - Download JAMB Registrar 2022 Admission Policy Meeting Presentation In PDF.

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board on Thursday 21st July, 2022 held the 2022 admission policy meeting to kick-start the admission process into the nation’s tertiary institutions.

At the meeting the various admission national cutoff-marks for Universities, Polytechnic and Colleges of Education where decided and announced.

Read Here:  JAMB Official Admission National Cutoff Marks

Among others, below are the notable key points as revealed during the 2021 JAMB Policy Meeting.

2022 JAMB Policy Meeting Notable Key-points:

  1. 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.
  2. On the deadline for the closure of admissions, the stakeholders resolved to allow the each institutions to decide as they could not agree on the December 31, 2022 deadline for all public institutions and January 31st 2023 for all private institutions due to ASUU Strike.
  3. 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.
  4. The stakeholders also exempted prison inmates, visually impaired and foreign candidates from sitting for post UTME exercise. 
  5. All Admissions in all Tertiary institutions in the country MUST BE processed by JAMB
  6. At the end of the 1st choice period, all candidates not admitted would be pulled out of the institutions’ platform on CAPS & be made available to other willing institutions
  7. Any candidate who has chosen an institution as 2nd, 3rd or 4th choice does not need any change of choice or payment to JAMB to be considered for admission during the period of the 2nd choice admission
  8. Post-UTME Forms should not be sold more that N2,000
  9. Candidates can now confirm their Admission Eligibility Status via the JAMB IBASS Platform - Click here to proceed 
  10. JAMB has created a portal for the uploading of  MATRICULATION LIST. Anyone who is not in that list is not a Nigerian Student. And anyone who goes ahead to attend school will not graduate.
  11. Tertiary institutions are pleaded with to accept PASS in Mathematics for Blind Students 
  12. Students are advised to be FLEXIBLE in choosing their courses, do not keep applying for a course you are denied admission in previous years, try switching or changing to different courses to increase chances of admission
  13. Candidates of Distance Learning, Part-Time, Outreach, Sandwich, etc programmes (not required to take the UTME) but ought to be processed through JAMB just as the DE candidates are processed
  14.  JAMB has reviewed the [IBASS]- Integrated Brochure and Syllabus System. This is an online system accessible to candidates and tertiary institutions. Institutions can login to this system to change their requirements on the brochure any time if need be. Candidates can equally log on to the system state their requirements and the system will come up with list of institutions such candidates are qualified to be admitted. This will help candidates to easily know the right institutions they need to apply to or change to if need be
  15. Wrong names in UTME is due to candidates using another candidate’s profile or ePIN to process registration. 
  16. Candidates waiting for their results will only be considered when they are uploaded on its website
  17. JAMB received requests for lowering of minimum scores from institutions as a waiver to allow candidates to be admitted through CAPS.
  18. Institutions should take advantage of IBASS
  19. Make a realistic requests including UTME subjects combination & O’ level credit passes
  20. Remedial students must also have minimum institutional score
  21. Head of institutions or Registrars should personally make such requests

SEE ALSO: JAMB Admission Guidelines & Deadline for Institutions.


The 2022 Policy meeting held on Thursday, 21st July, 2022, after a thorough consideration of the submissions of the minimum admissible scores received from all tiers of tertiary institutions in Nigeria, approved that each institution should use its own submitted minimum admission scores submitted for the 2022 admission exercise.

The meeting, directed that no candidate should however be considered for admission to any degree programme with a score of less than 140 or 100 for ND and NCE.

It is noteworthy that many of the degreeawarding institutions had fixed their own minimum at between 200 and 220 , while a few who had stipulated less than 140, 120 or 100 for degree, ND and NCE respectively were requested to upgrade their prescribed minimum score to the baseline decided by the meeting.

The Policy Meeting also agreed that institutions would be allowed to admit according to their submitted minimum score, no matter how high, while a general baseline score, which does not substitute the submitted high minimum score of some institutions, is adopted for each tier of institution by the meeting to ensure that no institution, no matter the pressure, admits below the minimum score.

The minimum score is a qualifying score agreed upon by institutions to allow candidates compete with others for admission consideration along with other qualifying criteria like the O'level and the score for post-UTME for institutions that still conduct such screening. 

These scores are computed to successfully place the candidates. The Hon.Minister of Education, Mal.Adamu Adamu, who declared the meeting open said, " This 2022 Policy Meeting on Admissions is not just another annual routine as it comes with a lot of updates on the previously-agreed guidelines." 

According to the Hon. Minister, the meeting would be consolidating on the successes of the last meeting.

He reiterated that the admission criteria agreed upon in previous exercises, would still apply and would be consequently circulated. 

He charged all institutions to adhere strictly to these criteria and all others prescribed by their respective regulatory bodies such as the National Universities Commission (NUC), National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) and the National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE), particularly, with regard to approved quotas, ratios and other specifications meant for improved quality, accountability and equity. 

The Hon. Minister directed the Board to respect the peculiarity of each tertiary institutions especially where the exercise of any action by these institutions are in compliance with the guidelines. 

At the same time, he directed that all applications for regular and non-regular admissions to tertiary institutions must be routed through the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) in conformity with its enabling law. 

On underhand and illegal admissions, he maintained his position that as soon as the process for the condonement of undisclosed admissions is completed, necessary measures would be put in place to track and sanction all culpable Heads of Institutions irrespective of whether they are still in office or otherwise. He, therefore, directed a close watch on the 2021 and 2022 admission exercises with a view to identifying any violator for stricter punishment.