The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced the National Minimum Tolerable scores for admission into universities, polytechnics, and Colleges of Education as 140, 100, and 100 respectively.
JAMB Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede announced this on Saturday, June 24, 2023, at this year’s Policy Meeting of Tertiary Institutions, held in Abuja.
Oloyede warned all the institutions to abide by this rule and not go below the approved points.
He further said that every tertiary institution must ensure its minimum standard especially as it related to institutional screening and grading in the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE), which must not be lower than 50 marks:
“All institutions must abide by this minimum point. This means that no institution can go below the standard.
“For the 15 private universities that demanded between 120 and 130 as minimum points, note that the 140 is sacrosanct and must not be violated.
“This is because the system put in place will not recognise 139, so ensure you comply”, the JAMB Boss said.
He also admonished the institutions not to collect more than N2,000 as screening fees from candidates.