The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board in a joint meeting with the Federal Ministry of Education and National Universities Commission (NUC) has proposed a cut-off mark of 210 marks for 2016/2017 admission exercise. This is significant increase on the previously approved and widely-used 180 marks.
In a meeting held at the board’s headquarters in Abuja, JAMB registrar, Professor Ishaq Oloyede emphasized the need to up the standard of education in Nigeria. He stated that, “by increasing the JAMB general cut-off mark for 2017/18 admission, we significantly increase the quality of candidates that are admitted into various tertiary institutions in Nigeria.”
Intending JAMB candidates should note that JAMB CBT registration has started on Monday 20th March, 2017, and scheduled to come to a close on Wednesday 19th April, 2017. Registration portal closes on Saturday 22nd April 2017.
For Direct Entry Candidates, the JAMB application will be on sale from Sunday 23rd April, 2017.
Exam Starts on 6th May, 2017 to 20th May, 2017 (excluding May 12, 2017 because of Candidates sitting for WAEC’s Further Maths Exam). The venue of the examination will be at any centre in the candidate’s chosen examination town.