Remember that JAMB has cancelled the idea of setting general cut marks for universities, polytechnics, colleges of education etc. This gives the institutions the authority to set whatever cutoff marks they want. This was one of the decisions made at the 2021 JAMB policy meeting.
Whatever the case, the question is how all of this affects candidates seeking admission. Here are 6 things to know about JAMB crop marks.
2021 JAMB’s New Cut Mark Meaning
1. Institutions will continue to set their own cutoff marks, which is the minimum score you should have to qualify for your post-UTME assessment. It was recommended that universities do not drop below 120 and that polytechnic schools and faculties of education do not drop below 100.
2. This means that a good number of universities will set their cut-off marks below 160, especially private universities and public universities that are less competitive. In the same way, some polytechnics may set their cut marks below 120 and so on.
3. This will give candidates with lower JAMB scores (below 160) but who still wish to study at a university to do so. As some university has already indicated that they will reduce their cut-off marks to 140.
4. It is very likely that competitive schools, especially universities like UNIBEN, UI, UNILAG, etc., will continue to have a cutoff score of 200 or more. This is because they have a large number of applicants each year. Therefore, to help them easily select the number of applicants, they will need to set their cut-off mark high.
5. Therefore, if your JAMB score is not much above 200 and the course and institution you chose during JAMB registration is competitive, you may want to switch to another school or course that has an admissions cutoff rating. more low. so that you can have a chance to gain admission.
6. The UTME score is not the only determinant of candidates placement in institutions of higher education. Other parameters are the evaluation score / evaluation of Post-UTME / Post-A / L qualifications; Qualification score O / L; and in some cases, physical evidence.
Note: Cut-off scores for all schools for the 2021/2022 session will be released soon. Delight Blog will inform you and publish the details once it is published so that you can know the cut-off mark of the school of your choice and what decisions to make.