JAMB Set Minimum Cut-off Marks for 2024/2025 Admissions? Fact Surfaces

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A message is circulating on the popular mobile application, WhatsApp, that the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has fixed the 2024 cut-off marks.

This is coming a week after JAMB announced the release of the 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) result.

Each year, JAMB conducts one of the most prominent examinations in Nigeria that determines whether a student will be admitted to a tertiary institution of learning — the UTME.

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After the conduct of the year’s examination, JAMB sits and deliberates on the cut-off mark for universities, polytechnics, colleges of education and monotechnics. Often, universities have the highest cut-off mark, while other institutions require lower marks.

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The WhatsApp message, which claimed that JAMB had conducted the policy meeting to set the official cut-off marks,r ead: “Just In: The JAMB cut-off Mark 2024 is the minimum score a candidate must have in the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) to qualify to participate in post-UTME.

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“The admissions body has announced the official JAMB cut-off mark for admissions into various tertiary institutions in the country. 

“JAMB pegged a minimum of 160 marks for admission into the university, with 120 and 100 marks set for admission into colleges of education and innovative institutions. 

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“Also, some universities may set their cut-off marks at 180, as they have done in the past. The primary thing is that their cut-off marks must not be set below JAMB marks.” 

Due to the suspicious nature of the post, a fact-checking platform, Dubawa, fact-checked the claim. Following its scrutiny, the platform rated the claim false.

It added that the policy meeting to agree on the minimum cut-off marks for admission into tertiary institutions has not been convened nor has JAMB made an official announcement to the effect of cut-off marks for the 2024/2025 admissions.

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