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FG, JAMB Fix Cut off Marks For 2014 Universities Admission


Federal Government and the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has pegged the cutoff marks for 2014 admissions into universities, polytechnics and colleges of Education at 180 and 150 respectively.

The points were resolved Tuesday, after the 5th Combined Policy meeting on admissions into tertiary institutions, held at the JAMB headquarters in Abuja.

jamb-website-utme2-300x168Supervising Minister of Education, Nyesom Wike, expressed dissatisfaction on the failure of most tertiary institutions to reckon with their admission quotas, while announcing resolve to sanction intuitions found wanting in this regard in their coming admissions.

The Registrar and Chief Executive of JAMB, Prof. Dibu Ojerinde, in his presentation gave the breakdown of the candidates seeking admission in the examination held one after the other four weeks ago. He recalled that after the conduct of the 2014 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, candidates who applied for degree awarding institutions were 1,584,348, representing 70 per cent, National Certificate in Education applicants stood at 25,767 representing 1.6 per cent while the National Diploma, was 22,072, representing 1.3 per cent as well as National Innovation Diploma had with 46 candidates, representing 0.003 per cent.

Ojerinde was puzzled why the country’s educational system has consistently failed to embrace technical education in her quest for industrialization, noting that the British system which Nigeria replicated presently awards degree in all of her polytechnics.




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