Stakeholders divided on cancellation of national cut-off marks | The Guardian Nigeria News


Mallam Adamu Adamu

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), at its policy meeting last week, announced the cancellation of national admission benchmark, otherwise called cut-off mark. With the scrapping of the age-long method, each of the nation’s tertiary institutions is now authorised to peg its admission benchmark.

Already, universities, polytechnics and colleges of education have sent their various cut-off marks to JAMB.

JAMB Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, said universities, such as University of Maiduguri  (UNIMAID) proposed 150, Usman Dan Fodio University, Sokoto, proposed 140, Pan Atlantic University (PAU) proposed 210, University of Lagos (UNILAG) 200, Lagos State University (LASU) 190, Covenant University (CU), Ota, 190 and Bayero University Kano (BUK) 180.

The decision has elicited mixed reactions from stakeholders, as some faulted the directive while others described it as long overdue.

For professor of Economics at Bayero University, Kano (BUK), Prof…

Source: Guardian Newspaper