JAMB, VCs, Stakeholders to Meet over 2016 Admission Cut-Off Points


Paul Obi in Abuja

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Vice Chancellors, rectors and other stakeholders in tertiary education are to meet to ascertain the 2016 admission cut-off points.

This is coming after the conclusion of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

JAMB’s Head of Media and Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin, said in a statement that having “concluded all processes to kick-start the 2016 admission exercise following the successful completion of the UTME, the policy meeting, which is to set the tone for the exercise, is presided by the Honorable Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu.”

According to him, “The presiding by the Minister at this meeting underscores the importance and relevance of these decision-makers on admission into tertiary institutions and issues bordering on the general well-being of the system are discussed and decisions taken.

“This year’s meeting is scheduled to hold in July ending. Nationally accepted cut-off marks would be decided and issued Federal Government guidelines and regulations would be articulated and decision taken even as it x-rays the performance of subsequent years to put checks and balances.”

Benjamin observed that “the very important meeting has policy makers, the Heads of all tertiary institutions, the Vice-Chancellors, Rectors, Provost, Registrars and relevant stakeholders like the National Universities Commission (NUC), National Youth Service Corps and others in attendance.