According to The PUNCH, the University of Ibadan, Obafemi Awolowo University, University of Benin, and the University of Lagos are the Federal Universities that set a minimum score requirement for admission of 200 for the Unified Tertiary Matriculations Examinations.
According to information obtained by our reporter, all institutions were advised to submit cut-off marks for the administration of their admissions prior to the 2023 policy meeting convened by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board.
Seven institutions, including four federal universities, indicated in the list seen by our correspondent in Abuja that the minimum admissions benchmark score was 200 or above.
According to The PUNCH, the vice chancellors of Nigerian universities present at the 2023 policy meeting unanimously decided on 140 as the entrance requirement for the 2023–2024 academic session.
Universities are free to set their own cut-off scores, but according to JAMB registrar Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, no university will be able to admit any applicant who received a score below the 140 threshold.
While Colleges of Education adopted the benchmark of 100 for admissions, Polytechnics established a minimum benchmark score of 100.