The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has already released JAMB 2018/2019 cut off marks for all Nigerian universities.
A candidate must have the minimum mark of 120 to enter the Nigerian Universities. JAMB cut off mark for polytechnics and colleges is 100. Where as education at innovative, enterprising institutes minimum requirement is 110.
Mr. Is-haq Oloyede, JAMB Registrar mentioned that a Central Admission Processing System (CAPS) would be adopted to regularize the processes of admission into Nigerian institutions
He also added that schools could also make use of the dual mode system. In this case, both manual and the newly introduced CAPS can be adopted.
He also noted that the candidates who chose to study Agriculture in higher institutions were low while those who wanted to study Medicine and Sciences increased this year.
As for illegal admissions, Is-haq Oloyede said that the admission process is automatic and all candidates must be approved by the JAMB Registrar.
Mr. Adamu Adamu, the Minister of Education, declared a cancellation of the ban of Post-UTME examination as a premise for entering universities and polytechnics.
He marked that post-UTME banning caused a lot of rules’ violations both by candidates and institutions.
After the ban cancellation, schools could now conduct exams freely, and examination fee must not be more than 2000 Naira.
The Minister also assured that a high number of candidates who took part at the 2017 UTME would enter the higher education institutions this year.