Cut Off Mark For JAMB Should Be 250 For Universities & 200 For Polytechnics

As Candidates waits for JAMB to officially announce the 2017 cut-off mark, many candidates are hoping that what ever it is going to be at the end of the day should be one that favours them.

A candidate that participated in the 2017 JAMB UTME has suggested that JAMB should decide the 2017 official cut off mark as follows;

  • Universities - 250
  • Polytechnics - 200

According to him, the reason is that often times many candidates just put in a little effort to reach the 180 mark and then count on "long leg" or "connection" to help them gain admission while candidates that studied quite hard to score 200 and above end up not getting admission even when they have merited such.

Well, that's his opinion. But what this candidate did not put into consideration is that there are candidates that got 200 and above through malpractice and there are others that got 180 by merit.

He also did not consider other factors that influence who gets admission and who doesn't regardless of the JAMB score.

So while we cannot deny the role "connection" or "long leg" plays in admission process in Nigeria, this is certainly not the way to get around it. What do you think?

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