JAMB to approve minimum cut-off marks for 2024 admissions on July 18

JAMB to approve minimum cut-off marks for 2024 admissions on July 18
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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has
fixed July 18 for the policy meeting that will determine the Unified Tertiary
Matriculation Examination (UTME) cut-off marks for 2024 admissions into
tertiary institutions.


The board’s weekly bulletin reports that the meeting, which
is to be chaired by Tahir Mamman, the education minister, would have other
stakeholders in attendance.


These stakeholders include heads of regulatory agencies such
as the National University Commission (NUC), the National Board for Technical
Education (NBTE), and the National Council for Colleges of Education (NCCE).


To be present are heads of tertiary institutions in the
country and delegates from the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), among


The policy meeting on admissions sets the tone for any
particular year’s admission exercise and the formulation of admission


It also presents application statistics, performance
evaluation on candidates, and the acceptable minimum admissions standards for
all tertiary institutions across Nigeria for the given year.


During the exercise, Ishaq Oloyede, the registrar of JAMB,
will present reports on the just concluded Unified Tertiary Matriculation
Examination (UTME) and the ongoing Direct Entry (DE) applications.


He is also to analyse key performance indicators that could
shape the policy directions of the government in the area of admission.


Also, the meeting would apprise stakeholders of the salient
issues that cropped up in the previous year’s admission exercise.


In addition, the policy meeting would look at the
performance of candidates in the current year’s UTME to determine the year’s
minimum admissible score.

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The 2024 UTME commenced on April 19 and ended on April 29.


In the previous year, the tertiary education stakeholders
agreed on the minimum admission requirement for admission into universities,
polytechnics, and colleges of education.


The July 18 meeting would determine the year’s admission
requirements while kick-starting the admission process for the current year.


It will discuss unresolved issues emanating from the
previous academic year, appraise the compliance of stakeholders with extant
advisories, and suggest further amendments where necessary. 


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