The just concluded UTME examination saw a total number of 1,761,262 sit for the aptitude test and a total of 98, 270 engage the direct entry process.
With the record number of results released the joint admission and matriculation board otherwise known as jamb has adopted 140 as the minimum cut-off mark for universities, 100 for polytechnics, and 100 for college of education for the 2022/2023 admission process.
This was disclosed by the minister of education, Adamu Adamu, on Thursday, in Abuja, during a policy meeting pivotal to the 2022/2023 admission process.
The resolve of the meeting and the revealing cut-off mark have proven to be rather conflicting to the previous years; the new cut-off mark has signified the uniform process for 2022 admission.
According to Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, the jamb registrar, the federal universities of Nigeria would operate on a merit quota consisting of 45 percent, while the state universities would operate on an indigene and national quota.
He explained that the merit quota for state institutions would house the beginning 10 percent regardless of location, and a whole 35 percent would go to indigenes of that particular state.
The policy meeting ended on a single accord pointing out the 31st of December as the deadline for dispensing 2022 admissions into all varsities, polytechnics, and colleges of education; with the private ones included.
The minister of education, however, advised that tertiary institutions be allowed a range of flexibility so far it aligned with the guidelines while carrying out their admission process
“Just as in the previous admissions exercises, the admissions criteria still remain as approved and circulated.
“All institutions must therefore adhere strictly to them and all others prescribed by the regulatory bodies such as the National Universities Commission (NUC), National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), and the National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE).
“This is particularly with regards to approved quotas, ratios and other specifications meant for improved quality, accountability and equity,”