The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has stopped the use General Cut-Off Points in admitting candidates into various institutions.
This was made possible by The Registrar/ Chief Executive Of The Joint Admissions And Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof Is-Haq Oloyede,who disclosed that the board is considering stopping the use of uniform cut-off points for admitting UTME candidates into various Tertiary Institutions In The Nigeria.
He also went further to explain as he concluded that “The uniformity of cut-off marks doesn’t make any sense when colleges (of education) and polytechnics admit for national certificate of education and diplomas, while universities admit for degrees.
2016 Jamb and General Cut-Off Points Scrapped By Jamb Management in Favoritism of All Institution
This was also made possible as further fact were being thrown by the registrar as he added, “Institutions should be known for their individual quality and not collective standards. This will foster positive competition for the overall good of our tertiary institutions. It is critical for all notable stakeholders to rethink the issue of cut-off marks”,
Yet, we subject them to the same cut-off marks, thereby starving these tiers of institutions from admitting candidates who, if not engaged, may likely become easy prey to social vices.
“This means that if a University wants 250 as minimum cut-off marks, why not? And if another wants less so be it. If a Polytechnic like YABATECH (Yaba College of Technology) wants 250 as cut-off marks, let them admit and if Gboko Polytechnic in Benue State where I come from wants less than 200, let them admit.
For the little contribution I observed, the scraping of general cut-off points by jamb management will go a long way in ensuring that students will no longer have limitation in their admissions in various institutions of their choice. They will benefit from the new development that has been set for the improvement of educational sector in Nigeria.