ASUU Strike Won’t Affect JAMB’s Admission Process

As the authority of the Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) released cut-off marks for admissions into the nation’s tertiary institutions, it has assured that the ongoing strike action embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union Of Universities (ASUU) would not affect its admission process.

In an exclusive interview with INDEPENDENT, Fabian Benjamin, JAMB’s Head of Public Relations assured parents and prospective candidates seeking admission spaces into the nation’s tertiary institutions in the country.

He stated that efforts are on by JAMB in partnership with other stakeholders to come up all necessary information that will guide prospective candidates to complete admission processes into the institutions of their choice.

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It would be recalled that ASUU last week embarked on an indefinite strike to press home demands for infrastructure development in public varsities across the country.

However, JAMB had set the minimum cut off marks for admissions into universities in Nigeria at 120, polytechnics and colleges of education pegged at 100, while that of innovative enterprising institutes was pegged at 110.

It explained that institutions are, however, at liberty to raise their cut off marks for admission above the minimum set by JAMB.

Also, 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.

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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.

These decisions were taken at the 2017 Combined Policy Meetings on Admissions into Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria which ended on Tuesday.


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