The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), along with heads of tertiary institutions or their representatives, will determine the cut off marks for the 2024/2025 admissions cycle on July 18, 2024.

Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB)
Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board

This critical meeting will be chaired by the Minister of Education, Professor Tahir Mamman. The announcement was made in JAMB’s weekly bulletin, which was shared by Fabian Benjamin, JAMB’s head of media, on June 24​​.

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Purpose of the Policy Meeting

The policy meeting on admissions plays a significant role in shaping the admission guidelines and processes for the academic year. During the meeting, stakeholders will review application statistics, evaluate candidates’ performances, and establish the minimum admission standards for all tertiary institutions across Nigeria. This ensures a standardized approach to admissions, maintaining fairness and consistency across the board​​.

Expected participants at the meeting include heads of various regulatory agencies such as the National Universities Commission (NUC), the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), the National Council for Colleges of Education (NCCE), and the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), among others. These stakeholders play a crucial role in ensuring that the set cut-off marks reflect the current academic and regulatory standards.

Recent Activities by JAMB

The announcement comes shortly after JAMB concluded its Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) for rescheduled candidates. Additionally, JAMB has released previously withheld results from the 2024 UTME, following thorough investigations. The board has also completed its Direct Entry (DE) exercise, facilitating admissions for candidates transitioning from polytechnics to universities​.

For prospective students, the outcome of the policy meeting will determine the minimum scores required for admission into various tertiary institutions. This decision impacts their chances of gaining admission and shapes their academic future. Students and institutions alike await the meeting’s outcomes with keen interest, as it sets the framework for the upcoming academic year’s admission process​.