JAMB to meet over 2017 ad­mis­sion cut off marks

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Mis­bahu Bashir

Min­is­ter of Ed­u­ca­tion, Malam Adamu Adamu has given the nod to the Joint Ad­mis­sions and Ma­tric­u­la­tion Board (JAMB) to hold a Pol­icy Com­mit­tee Meet­ing on the 2017 ad­mis­sion ex­er­cise for higher in­sti­tu­tions and de­ter­mine cut off marks.

JAMB spokesman, Dr Fabian Ben­jamin said in a state­ment yes­ter­day that the board had ob­tained the ap­proval of the min­is­ter to hold the meet­ing be­tween Au­gust 21 and 22, 2017.

He said “This meet­ing will kick start the 2017 ad­mis­sion ex­er­cise. The pol­icy com­mit­tee would an­nounce the cut off point for the 2017 ad­mis­sion ex­er­cise. All stake­hold­ers in­clud­ing vice chan­cel­lors of uni­ver­si­ties, rec­tors of poly­tech­nics and monotech­nics and provosts of col­leges of ed­u­ca­tion would be in at­ten­dance.”

He said the board had sent to all in­sti­tu­tions a soft copy of print­out of can­di­dates, who chose them ad­ding that his year, the board has sent can­di­dates, who scored 100 marks and above in their UTME to the in­sti­tu­tions in its flex­i­ble ad­mis­sion pol­icy for in­sti­tu­tions to de­ter­mine the suit­abil­ity of the can­di­dates, in com­pli­ance with all laid down rules and reg­u­la­tions as de­ter­mined by the pro­pri­etors of the in­sti­tu­tions and ap­proved by their sen­ates.

He said “The board will en­sure that cri­te­rion set by se­nate is strictly ad­hered to by the in­sti­tu­tions ad­mis­sion of­fi­cers and no shift­ing of goal­post in the mid­dle of the ad­mis­sion ex­er­cise. This is to guar­an­tee fair­ness and eq­uity to all can­di­dates.”

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