The Joints Admission and Matriculation Board is the body responsible for conducting examinations for entry into the higher institution in Nigeria.
So this year, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Boards took quite a while to release the cut-off mark which had us confused.
I mean, typically it’s 180 and even at that, not everyone who makes the cut-off mark gets into institutions around the country due to limited space.
And there are over 100 universities in Nigeria with millions of students applying every year.
So we were even more surprised when we read on Vanguard that the cut-off score has been released and wait for it.
It’s 120 for universities and 100 for polytechnics and colleges of education and 110 for monotechnics
What this means is that students who wrote the examinations this year just need to make at least 100 out of 400 and they’re eligible for admission.
So, are we giving room for laxity or what?
In other news, the body has also re-introduced the post UTME examinations and instructed universities that the form for this examination should not cost more than N2,000.
Whatever the reason is though, 120 is way too low and we’re not buying it