BREAKING NEWS! FG Scraps Post UTME, JAMB Sets Cutoff Mark At 180


The Federal Government has scrapped the
conduct of post Unified Tertiary
Matriculation Examinations (UTME) for
candidates seeking admission into higher
institution across the country.
Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu
Adamu, said this on Thursday in Abuja
after declaring open the 2016 Combined
Policy Meeting on Admissions to
Universities, Polytechnics and other
Minister Adamu expressed confidence in
the examination conducted by JAMB and
added that there was no need for other
examination to be conducted by
universities after JAMB.
He said: “As far as I am concerned the
nation has confidence in what JAMB is
The universities should not be holding
another examination and if the universities
have any complain against JAMB let them
bring it and then we address it.
“If JAMB is qualified enough to conduct
tests and they have conducted test then
there will be no need to conduct another
test for students to gain admission.”
The Minister also asked the JAMB to stop
extra charges on several categories of
changes on admissions such as the change
of course, change of school and others.
Meanwhile, the JAMB has pegged the cut –
off mark for admission for 2016 at 180.
The 180 benchmark, applies to all
universities and higher institutions in the
country, including polytechnics, colleges of
education, and others.

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