Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, Registrar of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has stated that scoring higher than the minimum cut-off marks did not guarantee admission but made candidates eligible for admission consideration.
Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, stated that JAMB cut-off marks, post-UTME, O’ level results and other admission criteria determined by institutions can ensure candidates’ admission.
He made this known at an intensive Training and Sensitization Forum on Central Admissions Processing System (CAPS) for the 2017/2018 academic session on Thursday.
He further added that institutions determined the institutional programme and course cut-off marks and other admission criteria in exercise of their autonomy.
“JAMB is not an examination body rather it is a ranking body. If there are enough spaces in the tertiary institutions there may not be need for UTME.
“JAMB is a screening body to rank already qualified candidates. It is a coordinating and clearing house.
“The cut-off mark is not a pass or fail mark. It is not the total score but one of many factors such as post-UTME (where applicable), O’ Level results scoring, etc,” he explained.
He added that regulating agencies such as the National Universities Commission (NUC), National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE), among others could decide the admission quota for institutions.
Oloyede advised candidates to confirm the acceptance or rejection of admission online and timely to enable the processing of onward admission.