160 Cut Off: I was at home trying to calm myself down with a bottle of chilled water when I receive a call from someone saying that Jamb has mandated all Universities in Nigeria to accept a cut off mark of 160 while polytechnics should accept 120.
Jamb actually mentioned something like 160 and 120 but you may be getting what they really mean wrongly. Jamb never said all universities must accept 160 while polytechnic must accept 120 or all colleges of Education must accept 100 Jamb score.
Now, here is what Jamb means “If University of Lagos or Benin decides to make their cut off 160, there won’t be issue. However, they are not permitted to make it lower than 160”. The same thing applies to all polytechnics (General cut off mark of 120).
Since 160 is the minimum, any University can decide cut off marks above 160 Jamb general cut off. That is to say, Uniben can decide to make their cut off mark 240 and Jamb will not have issue with it.
University of Lagos, Benin, OAU, UI and other top Universities in Nigeria will never accept 160. In fact, they will not accept 180 Jamb score. I am sure they will cut at 200. You may click here for how to pass Post UTME.
The reason is simple, they cannot even admit everyone who applied to study there with Jamb score of 200 left alone reducing the cut off. The schools above are very competitive and difficult to gain admission into.
Some Universities may announce 160 cut off; however, they will never admit those who score 160. Be wise…
Hope you Understand? Feel free to ask your question.
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