Latest News on JAMB 2018 Policy meeting for Cut off Mark

JAMB is set to hold 2018 admission policy meeting to define all modalities for admission of qualified candidates into Nigerian tertiary institutions for the 2018/2019 academic session.



The Head of Media and Information for JAMB, Dr Fabian Benjamin stated that students would also have access to first hand information on how the admissions would be conducted including the requirements.

According to Benjamin,

“The board has concluded arrangements for this year’s admission policy meeting with all stakeholders in the education sector.

“This kind of meeting is to give room for contributions as well as ensure fairness and equity in the conduct of the 2018/2019 admission process. We are expecting in attendance all heads of tertiary institutions across the country.


“We shall be convening this meeting, for the first time, in the South-West, Osun precisely.

“All the South-West governors have been invited coupled with other critical stakeholders.

“To ensure that there is no misrepresentation of facts or information, there will be a live coverage of the meeting on NTA from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m, so that Nigerians can follow the proceedings,”




It was also stated that this year’s admission process will also be conducted through the Central Admission Processing System (CAPS) due to the fact that this system eliminates all human interference in the admission exercise, where candidates are selected purely on the basis of defined criteria.

This post will provide updates on JAMB 2018 Admission Policy Meeting;  

“Please be informed that the programme 2018 POLICY MEETING would be aired immediately after Mr President’s Programme in Calabar.”


The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has released the presentation done by its Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, during the 2018 policy meeting on admissions to DEGREE, NIGERIA CERTIFICATE IN EDUCATION and NATIONAL DIPLOMA – AWARDING INSTITUTIONS.


Some of the points presented:

Minimum National UTME Score & realistic institutional UTME Scores were approved 120 for degree – awarding institutions 100 for ND, NID & NCE awarding institutions

Other :



JAMB & Tertiary Institutions are to ensure that Admissions periods are sacrosanct and must be followed and adhered to 1st choice admissions must be done during the period earmarked for 1st choice other choices must be processed during the timelines set out for them

JAMB would communicate Admissions Programmes, Calendars & Timetables to Tertiary Institutions immediately after this Policy Meeting

At the end of the 1st choice period, all candidates not admitted would be pulled out of the institutions’ platform on CAPS & be made available to other willing institutions

Any candidate who has chosen an institution as 2nd, 3rd or 4th choice does not need any change of choice or payment to JAMB to be considered for admission during the period of the 2nd choice admission.

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