ASUP Rejects JAMB 120 Cut-off Mark


The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) through the President, Usman Dutse on Friday in Lagos says the new cut-off mark for admission into universities, polytechnics, monotechnics and colleges of education will reduce the standard of education in Nigeria.

Dutse’s said the new cut-off mark will increase corruption in the admission process, affect standard and value will be eroded. He also stated that there is no where in the world that 25 per cent is adopted as the pass mark as there was no much consultation with the stakeholders on the decision, JAMB only held a meeting with some heads of institutions once to inform them on what they intend to do , he then suggested that cut-off mark is not good for the development of education and the candidates



JAMB Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede had, on Tuesday, after the 2017 policy committee meeting, announced 120 as the minimum cut-off point for admission into degree-awarding institutions. The cut-off mark for admission into polytechnics and colleges of education was fixed at 100.


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