“You can never change things in a society by fighting the existing reality.
To change something, you can only build a new model that can render the old one obsolete’’. Anonymous
It was a unique gathering of who is who intellectual in Gbongan, Osun State, last Tuesday, June 11, 2019. The venue was Bola Babalakin (Executive) Auditorium. And the purpose was for distinguished stakeholders in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) to put heads together and jointly determine the Cut-off Pass Mark for 2019/2020 admission into Nigerian tertiary institutions as a matter of policy. The one day session which brought hundreds of Vice-Chancellors, Proprietors, Rectors, Provosts and relevant Professionals of various fields of discipline together was coordinated by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB).
After serious deliberations by those stakeholders, the following conclusions were unanimously reached and approved:
- That the Cut-off Mark for candidates who wrote this year’s JAMB examination and are seeking admission into Nigerian public Universities, the Cut-off Mark is 160.
- For candidates seeking admission in 2019/2020 into private Universities, the Cut-off Mark is 140.
- For candidates who are seeking admission into public Polytechnics, in 2019/2020, the Cut-off Mark is 120.
- For candidates seeking admission into private Polytechnics in 2019/2020, the Cut-off Mark is 110.
- For candidates seeking admission into Colleges of Education, the Cut-off Mark is 100.