JAMB Official Cut-Off Marks 2014/2015 For Universities, COES And Polytechnics

Federal Government Tuesday
pegged the Joint Admission
and Matriculations Board
(JAMB) cut-off marks for
2014 admissions into
Universities at 180, while Polytechnics and Colleges of
Education(COE)were placed at
150 respectively.
The cut off points were
arrived at on Tuesday, after
the 5th Combined Policy meeting on admissions to
tertiary institutions held at
the National Universities
Commission.
Supervising Minister of
Education,Nyesom Wike who declared the meeting open
frowned at the inability of
most tertiary institutions to
utilise their admission quota.
Wike however said in view
of efforts to boost access, institutions which fail to
utilise their admission quota
for 2014 will be sanctioned.
He reiterated Federal
Government’s commitment
to the development of ICT training, which he said has
already been inculcated as
part of the standard
curriculum at the secondary
school level.
“I have been brief that despite the rising demand for
higher education vis-a-vis the
availability of a large number
of qualified candidates,some
institutions did not fully
utilise the admissions quota approved for them by
relevant regulatory agencies
in 2013.
“This disservice to the Nigeria
child is totally unacceptable,in
line with efforts of the federal government to
improve access,let me urge
you all to with effect from
today,work assiduously to
ensure that all admission
spaces in your institutions for the current year are fully
utilized within the approved
time frame,”he stated.
Registrar and Chief Executive
of JAMB,Dibu Ojerinde in his
presentation gave a statistical run down of candidates
preference for tertiary
education.
He said after the conduct of
the 2014 Unified Tertiary
Matriculation Examination (UTME) candidates who
applied for degree awarding
institutions or universities
totalled 1,584,348
representing 97.070, NCE
applicants totalled 25,767 representing 1.579, ND a
paltry 22,072 representing
1.349 while NID had just 46
representing 0.003.
Ojerinde wondered while
Nigeria’s educational system has consistently failed to
embrace technical education
in its quest for
industrialization, saying the
British which Nigeria copied
the polytechnic education from now award degree in all
its polytechnics.

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