The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Examinations (JAMB) on Thursday said A’level results by the National Business and Technical Education Board (NABTEB) will no longer be considered for admission into higher institutions after 2022.
JAMB registrar Professor Ishaq Oloyede said this during the 2022 policy meeting held at the International Conference Centre in Abuja.
“The Honorable minister of education has approved that the NABTEB A’level GCE will no longer be recognized as a qualification for DE from 2022. However, all those who have already obtained it prior to this date will be able to use it,” Oloyede said.
Speaking further at the policy meeting, Oloyede highlighted some of the challenges faced by the board in the conduct of the 2022 UTME/ DE examination.
He listed the challenges as follows; examination malpractices, impersonation and substitution of real candidates by paid examination takers, fraudulent CBT owners who sabotage examination, parents encouraging examination malpractices, mass cheating by syndicates, prolonged investigation and prosecution.
JAMB and stakeholders at the meeting announced 140 as the minimum cut-off mark for admission into Nigerian universities, polytechnics – 100 and colleges of education – 100.
Oloyede, however, noted that every institution has the right to fix its own cut-off mark even up to 220 but no one would be allowed to go less than the agreed minimum marks of 100 for colleges of education, 100 for polytechnics and 140 for universities.
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