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2017 Jamb Cut-off Mark Now 120

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board on Tuesday pegged the minimum cut-off mark for admissions into universities for the 2017/2018 academic year at 120.

The decision was taken together with vice-chancellors, rectors and provosts of higher institutions in the country at a combined policy meeting on admissions into universities, polytechnics and other higher institutions in Nigeria in Abuja on Tuesday.

The stakeholders also adopted 100 as the minimum cut-off mark for admission into polytechnics.

They agreed that admission into first choice universities should close on October 15 while December 15, 2017 was set as the closing date for second choice admission by institutions.

JAMB Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, said universities should not go below the minimum 120 cut-off point adopted by the meeting for admissions.

He called for the adoption of flexible cut-off marks for admission processes by higher institutions in the country.

 He said, “What JAMB has done is to recommend; we…

ASUU Embarks On Indefinite Strike!

ACADEMIC Staff Union of Universities. ASUU, has declared indefinite strike over unresolved and contentious issues with the Federal Government. The union declared the indefinite strike at a briefing at Labour House, Abuja.

The National President of ASUU, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi in a text he read while briefing journalists said, “our members across the country were getting increasingly frustrated, distracted and disenchanted. It became evident that their patience had been tasked beyond reasonable limits and government’s insensitivity imposed severe burden on the leadership of the union. 
“Consequently, based on a nationwide consultation with our members, an emergency meeting of the National Executive Council (NEC) of ASUU rose on Saturday, 12th August, 2017 with a resolution to embark on an indefinite strike action starting from Sunday, 13th August 2017. 
“The nationwide action is total and comprehensive. During the strike there shall be no teaching, no examination and no attendance of statu…

JAMB To Announce Cut-off Mark For Admission Come August 22

- JAMB has said that it would announce cut off mark for admission on August 22 - Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu said he had given the Board approval to hold the policy committee meeting on 2017 admission - The Registrar of JAMB, Ishaq Oloyede also advised owners of Computer-Based Test centres to be up to date ahead of the accreditation exercise for next year The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) will hold the policy committee meeting on August 21 and 22 that will determine cut of points for admission this year into various courses in Nigerian tertiary institutions. Premium Times reports that the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, through a press statement on Sunday August 6, had given the Board approval to hold the policy committee meeting on 2017 admission. NAIJ.com gathered the JAMB said the meeting would kick-start the 2017 admission exercise. The policy committee will announce the cut off points at the end of the meeting. “All stakeholders including vice-chancell…