2019 UTME: No cut-off marks yet, says JAMB

SPECULATIONS in some quarters over cut-off marks for admission were laid to rest yesterday.

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) said it has not published the national and general minimum cut-off marks for placement of candidates into the nation’s tertiary institutions.

The board’s Head, Media and Information, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, told reporters in Lagos that some persons, whom he described as “fraudulent elements”, have been peddling the rumour that the cut-off marks were out with a ploy to defraud innocent Nigerians, especially the candidates.

Dr. Benjamin said the cut-off marks could only be arrived at with the inputs of critical stakeholders in the education sector.

He said: “We want to seize this opportunity to caution the public especially candidates, not to allow themselves to be swindled by these desperate individuals that are peddling this rumour.

“The board is yet to come up with any cut-off mark for placements into the various tertiary institutions across the country.

“The cut-off marks cannot be decided upon without the input of critical stakeholders of the education sector at an elaborate policy meeting,” he said.

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