Our cut-off mark remains 200 – University of Ibadan Clears Admission Seekers

The management of the premier University of Ibadan has declared the cut-off mark for the institution remains 200 as against 160 agreed on by the Joint Admissions Matriculation Board (JAMB) and stakeholders of higher institutions on Tuesday.

JAMB has after a stakeholders’ meeting on Tuesday announced that cut-off mark for admission into federal universities will be 160 for 2019.

The meeting tagged JAMB and stakeholders at the 19th Policy Meeting on Admissions to Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria was held in Gbongan, Osun State.

But the decision has sparked criticisms from academia as some described the cut-off mark as ridiculously low and a further indication of the falling standard of education in the country.

UI, on its part, said it will have nothing to do with the national minimum cut-off mark.

In a statement by the office of its Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Idowu Olayinka, the institution said: “For the avoidance of doubts in the minds of our prospective admission seekers, their parents and guardians, our alumni and alumnae and the general public, the minimum mark for any course at the University of Ibadan, and all its Affiliated Institutions, remains 200 out of the maximum of 400.

“This has been the position of the Senate of the University since the matriculation examinations into Nigerian Universities commenced in 1978.

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