The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced that it will hold policy meeting and fix cut-off points for all courses for this year’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) on June 2.
Speaking from Abuja on Monday in a statement, the spokesperson for JAMB, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, said the policy meeting which is to set the tone for the exercise is to be presided by the Honourable Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu.
His words: “This year’s meeting is scheduled to hold on June 2. Nationally accepted cut-off marks would be decided and issued Federal Government guidelines and regulations would be articulated and decision taken; even as it would x-ray the performance of subsequent years to put checks and balances.
“The very important meeting has policy makers, the Heads of all tertiary institutions, the Vice-Chancellors, Rectors, Provost, Registrars and relevant stakeholders like the National Universities Commission (NUC), National Youth Service Corps and others in attendance.
“The Honorable Minister places much important on this assembly and has categorically made it clear that he won’t tolerate a situation where decision reached would be flagrantly disobeyed or not adhered to strictly.
“Some of this decision borders on admissions deadlines and quota system which some institutions has failed to comply with and other sharp practices capable of undermining the entire admission process.
“JAMB commends the Honorable Minister for his effort at sanitizing the sector and ensuring that the lost glory of education are returned and restored, while noting that these efforts would no doubt manifest great results in no distance time.
“JAMB wishes to use this medium to urge the public to follow this process keenly and also note that cut-off points in particular are as usual a minimum score pruning mechanisms and institutions are at liberty to go higher depending on their peculiarities.
“JAMB also commends the Honorable Minister for his efforts so far in ensuring that the lost glory of education are returned.
“The Minister’s insistence on due process and support for the transformation in the Board and the entire educational system will no doubt manifest great results in no distance time.”