Amidst ASUU strike JAMB, FG set new Cut-off MarksJuly 21, 2022
The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, and the Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, Prof Ishaq Oloyode, on Thursday, prevented stakeholders present at the 2022 policy meeting organized by JAMB from pegging the cut-off marks for university admissions at 120.
A publication had earlier reported that the board during the policy meeting held at the International Conference Centre in Abuja pegged the minimum benchmark for universities at 150; polytechnics at 120 and colleges of education at 100.
Prior to the final decision, some stakeholders had voted that the board allow the minimum cut-off mark for universities to be pegged at 120.
The Executive Secretary of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, Sunny Echono, told the stakeholders to review the cut-off.
“If we should set the minimum benchmark for universities at 120, what are we going to set for colleges of education? I think we should decide the benchmark for colleges of education first,” the TETFund boss suggested.
Shortly after the stakeholders decided on the benchmarks for colleges of education and polytechnics, Adamu voted that the benchmark should not go below 140.
“The benchmark should not go below 140. In fact, I suggest 145,” the minister said.
However, the stakeholders voted in favour of the 140 minimum benchmark.
The Spyconnect that the 2022 policy meeting comes amidst the strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities.