New minimum cut-off mark for admission into universities and polytechnics in the country has been set by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB.
For admissions into universities in Nigeria, the cut-off mark was set set for 120, polytechnics and colleges of education pegged at 100, while that of innovative enterprising institutes was pegged at 110.
Institutions are, however, at liberty to raise their cut off marks for admission above the minimum set by JAMB.
The board also announced that admissions into public degree awarding institutions for the 2017 UTME examination will end on January 15, 2018 while for private institutions, it ends on January 31, 2018.
Also, decisions on first choice candidates by universities will end on October 15, and second choice candidates will end on December 15; after which the remaining students will be available in the market place for other institutions till the January closing dates.
The registrar, however, appealed to heads of institutions not to charge more than N2,000 for admissions’ processes.