The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has approved 140 and above as the national minimum cut-off mark for this year, 2022 admission into public universities.
This was made known to the public at the ongoing Policy Meeting on Admissions to Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria on Thursday.
According to Professor Ishaq Oloyede, JAMB’s Registrar, every institution has the right to fix its cut-off mark even up to 220 but no one would be allowed to go less than the agreed minimum marks of 100 for Colleges of Education, 100 for Polytechnics and 140 for Universities.
The board also approved 100 as the minimum cut-off mark for admission into polytechnics and Colleges of Education.
The examination board revealed that only 378,639 of the 1,761,338 who sat for the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) scored 200 and above.
And 520,596 candidates scored 190 and above; 704,991 scored 180 and above; 934,103 scored 170 and above, while 1,192, 057 scored 160 and above.