Regarding the recent cut of marks agreed on 11th June, where Universities cut off marks was set at 160, some institutions are refusing to accept it. The first institution in 2019 to disregard the agreed 160 JAMB score as their cut off mark for admission is the University of Ibadan.
Latest news reaching us today is that the management of the University of Ibadan has declared that the cut off mark for the much-respected institution remains 200 as against 160 which was recently agreed on by the Joint Admissions Matriculation Board (JAMB) and stakeholders of higher institutions on 11th June.
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You’ll recall that the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB announced on Tuesday that the cut-off mark for admission into federal universities will be 160 for 2019 academic session. On Tuesday, JAMB and stakeholders met for the 19th Policy Meeting on Admissions to Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria and generally approved 160 and above as the national minimum benchmark for 2019 admission into public universities in the country.
This cut off mark was generally condemned by Nigerians both within the country and those in Diaspora. Many educationists criticized the JAMB cut off mark, describing it as ridiculously low and a further indication of the falling standard of education in Nigeria.
The University of Ibadan, UI has on its part, said it will have nothing to do with the national minimum cut-off mark agreed on June 11th.
In a statement signed by the office of the school Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Idowu Olayinka, the institution said and we quote below:
“For the avoidance of doubts in the minds of University of Ibadan 2019 prospective admission seekers, their parents and guardians, our alumni and alumnae and the general public, the minimum mark for any course at the University of Ibadan, and all its Affiliated Institutions, remains 200 out of the maximum of 400 score of UTME.
“This has always been the position of the University of Ibadan Senate since the matriculation examinations were introduced into Nigerian Universities in 1978.”
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