Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has cleared the air surrounding cut-off mark for university admission seekers, stating that there is no uniform cut-off mark, nor does board decide cut-off mark for higher institutions.
Newsonline reports that JAMB said the process of agreeing a uniform national Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, score for high institution admission seekers involves all the Heads of the Institutions in attendance and is chaired by the Hon. Minister of Education.
JAMB’s Head of Public Affairs and Protocol, Fabian Benjamin, made the clarification while commenting on a statement made by Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, former president, Prof. Nasir Fagge.
Benjamin stated that what is called cut-off mark reported to have always come from JAMB was never the board’s affair.
He reinstated that all tertiary institutions have the right to make decisions on their criteria for admission.
A part of the statement by JAMB read, “There is nothing like a uniform minimum national Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) score for any of the tiers of tertiary institutions and neither does the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board decide any such requirement for any institution.
“The Board does not and has never determined any uniform national UTME scores otherwise known as cut-off mark by the general public for any tertiary institution because, in actual sense, there are no uniform national UTME scores.
“The lucid process of admission which the former President of the Academic Staff Union of University, Prof. Nasir Fagge, expounded and which was published in Premium Times is the exact process being followed in the conduct of admission exercise to tertiary institutions in the country.
“This process has even been improved upon with the elimination of human interference through its full automation with the introduction of the Central Admissions Processing System (CAPS).”