For those who think the challenges are over, I think it just got tougher, Dibu tagged the word benchmark to 180. Benchmark simply means a standard by which something is measured. So 180 being the general cut off Mark in all the institution in nigeria is just
the lowest minimum score determined by jamb. Its now left for the institution to make a final decision if the jamb cut off mark and Eligibility should be 180, 200,230 or above.
Here are the words of the JAMB Registrar, Prof. Dibu Ojerinde after the meeting, “180 is given, no institution will go below 180 this year, And some universities can go above it, I know University of Ife will not go below 200 and University of Lagos will not go below 200 and also UI.
As for the scrapping of the post utme, I pray if that is true, cause this type of good news has been announced back in 2008.
The cut off-mark of top institutions like UNIBEN, UNILORIN, OAU, UI, UNILAG may shoot up to 220, 240 or even 250. However, no institution will go below 180.
The responsibility of placing candidates in schools will now reside with JAMB. However, JAMB has to first confirm the requirements of institutions before placing candidates in such institution. For instance, if UNIBEN decides that its cut-off mark for this year is 250, it is only candidates who applied to study in UNIBEN and score up to 250 will secure admission.
Similarly, since the bench cut-off mark is 180, JAMB may decide to re-distribute candidates who scored up to 180 to other institutions (who knows, it could be a university, polytechnic or College of education since they all have the same cut-off mark) if the institution they originally chose have reached its admission quota or if such candidates UTME score fall below the set cut-off mark of their specific institutions.
The scrapping of Post-UTME does not necessarily mean that institutions cannot conduct other forms of screening, it only means they cannot conduct another form of examination similar to UTME. So schools may decide to use oral interview or verification of documents to screen candidates.
The scrapping of post-UTME will equally save candidates the cost of purchasing their school’s post-UTME form and going through the usual hassles associated with it.
However, all these factors will be expected to play out when ASUU, ASUP and NCEE accept the outcome of the 2016 JAMB Combined Policy meeting.
Since these bodies are yet to express their stance on this, we will only wait to see how it plays out at the end of it all.
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