[MUST READ] JAMB’s New Cut-Off Marks


The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) conducts the Unified Tertiary Matriculation exam (UTME), a hurdle that students need to scale after passing the O’level examinations. Now, a main problem in the polity is the low reduce-off marks these days announced via JAMB.

The cut-off marks, for my part, would possibly lessen the educational standard of our tertiary establishments if conscious steps aren't taken by education stakeholders inside the country to be triumphant on JAMB to reconsider its stance.

The cut-off marks are too low. They do no longer mirror the anticipated standard in our instructional gadget. This, in my view, would possibly make our dream of being on a par with the superior economies a mirage.

the usage of 120 marks because the reduce-off point for college admission and 100 marks for polytechnics and schools of education may additionally spell doom for the destiny of the younger generations if caution isn't taken. The cutting-edge trouble will no longer assist prospective students as they will not need to take a look at tough for higher scores within the JAMB examination.




it is, consequently, incumbent on applicable schooling stakeholder to revisit the issue of cut-off marks in order not to hazard the training machine inside the united states of america.

even though the submit-UTME become cancelled in 2016, the screening exercising which started in all better establishments of studying within the united states ought to simplest take in forty in keeping with cent of the potential college students.

for how long have to we continue to gamble with the future of destiny generations? The common student must be able to rating at least two hundred marks out of four hundred marks in a properly-established exam like the UTME, specially college students who made five or greater credit in the West African Senior Secondary certificate examination (WASSCE), such as center subjects like arithmetic and English.

I attraction to the Minister of schooling, Malam Adamu Adamu, and other stakeholders within the education sector to revisit the problem with outmost precedence as a way to prevent total decay.

also, the national assembly wishes to intervene within the remember by way of coming up with sensible guidelines so that it will breathe existence into the declining standard of our education

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