JAMB Admission Policy Meeting 2020 Update, Cut Off Marks Determined, Admission Starting Date Fixed

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JAMB admission policy meeting 2020 date, cut off marks and other admission criteria have been discussed on June 16, 2020.

In today’s guide, I am going to discuss everything you need to know about this year’s JAMB admission policy meeting.

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As new updates are coming in, I will also update this article in the future.

So, let’s begin right away.

UPDATE: JAMB has shifted the post UTME screening for the 2020 admission processes till September 7 2020 in Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges of Education.

JAMB Cut Off Mark for 2020/2021 Admission Fixed

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) earlier fixed June 16 for the 2020 admission policy meeting to kick-start the admission process into the nation’s tertiary institutions.

The Policy Meeting was chaired by the Hon. Minister of Education with all Heads of Tertiary Institutions in attendance, including:

  • Vice-Chancellors of all universities
  • Rectors of all Polytechnics
  • Provosts of all Colleges of Education

During the policy meeting, the minimum JAMB cut off mark for 2020/2021 admission processes have been fixed,

  • Universities – 160
  • Polytechnics – 120
  • Colleges of Education – 100

It is however important to note that this is the minimum JAMB cut off mark, each institution has the liberty to fix her own cut off mark when the admission process starts on September 7, 2020.

JAMB Admission Policy Meeting 2020 Update

The JAMB registrar Prof. Oloyede made some important statements after the cut off marks were fixed.

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The list of the top 10 highest JAMB scores for 2020 was also released, and several statistics on the performance of candidates as compared with the previous years.

The top 10 most selected institutions by candidates were also released, and the number of candidates that applied for each course.

You can download the full presentation PDF below.


”No University would be allowed to admit a candidate if he or she has scored less than 160 in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

”Also, that is not the only thing that would be taken for admission, some would do post UTME and other physical assessments and that will be added to it to determine the cut off mark.

”Nobody can admit a candidate with a score less than what the institution prescribed. That is, those who voted for 210 can maintain the figure and not 209 or anything below 210.

”All those who prescribed less than 160 for universities cannot be accepted but 160 and above and the same goes for Polytechnics and Colleges of Education.

”Every institution will have what it prescribed for itself except for those who prescribed lower and have to come up above the minimum mark,” he said. Oloyede said that there would be no admissions outside the board’s Central Admissions Processing System (CAPS).

According to him, any institution that violates the decisions as agreed at the policy meeting would be sanctioned.

”Following the country’s uncertainty in the events of the pandemic, a date for the deadline has not been decided yet but would be communicated later by the Ministry of Education.

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”All institutions, must not charge more than N2000, including bank charges, for their post UTME,” Oloyede said.

The Registrar said that waiver has been approved for foreign candidates, the deaf and blind as well as prison candidates against sitting for post UTME screening.

”This, was because of the difficulty in the process as complained by the group,” he said.

The Registrar of the board, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, disclosed this during a presentation of the policy considerations at the 2020 Policy Meeting on Admissions to Tertiary Institutions on Tuesday in Abuja.

Oloyede said that 160 and above have been approved as cut off mark into Polytechnics and 100 and above for both Colleges of Education and Innovation Enterprise Institutions.

That is all for now on JAMB admission policy meeting 2020. If you have any question, feel free to use the comment section below.

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