The Joint Admission and Matriculations Board (JAMB), has released the cut-off marks for the 2014 admissions into Universities.
The cut-off mark for admission into universities in Nigeria was put
at 180, while that of polytechnics and colleges of education were put at
This was disclosed on Tuesday by the Registrar and Chief Executive of
JAMB, Prof. Dibu Ojerinde, after the 5th Combined Policy meeting on
admissions to tertiary institutions, held at the National Universities
Commission, Abuja, Punch reports.
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Giving a statistical run down of candidates’ preference for tertiary
education Ojerinde, in his presentation disclosed that after the conduct
of the 2014 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, candidates who
applied for degree awarding institutions totalled 1,584,348,
representing 70 per cent; National Certificate in Education applicants
totalled 25,767 representing 1.6 per cent; National Diploma, a paltry
22,072, representing 1.3 per cent while National Innovation Diploma had
just 46, representing 0.003 per cent.
Chairman of the Board, Mr Eze, called on the institutions to strictly
adhere to 60:40 Science to Arts ratio for conventional institutions and
the 70:30 Technology to non-Technology ratio for specialised
institutions, which were aimed at entrenching the technical advancement
of the country.
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Eze equally urged both federal and state-owned institutions to abide
by the guidelines approved by their proprietors to promote unity,
integration, geographical spread and equity.
Also speaking, the Supervising Minister of Education, Nyesom Wike,
who declared the meeting open, said in view of efforts to boost access,
institutions which failed to utilise their admission quota for 2014
would be sanctioned.
This year, JAMB introduced the Computer Based Test (CBT) for the first time, though some candidates still opted for the Paper Pencil Test (PPT) and Dual Based Test (DBT) which held on 12 April while the CBT started on May 17 to May 31.