The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) has cancelled the general cut-off marks for admission into tertiary institutions.
By this development, tertiary institutions across the country can now set a benchmark for admission in their individual schools.
This was among decisions taken on Tuesday during a virtual policy meeting chaired by the minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu.
Prof Ishaq Oloyede, JAMB Registrar, during the meeting, disclosed that 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.
Stakeholders at the policy meeting also approved October 29, 2021, as the deadline for the closure of amendments for 2021 admissions.
The stakeholders also resolved to allow the education ministry, decide the closure of admissions, since they could not decide on the December 31, 2021, deadline for all public institutions and January 31st 2022 for all private institutions.
The implication of this is that schools will soon announce sales of their post-UTME forms as well as screening dates.
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.