The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and tertiary education stakeholders have approved “the National Minimum Tolerable UTME Score (NTMUS),” otherwise known as the cut-off mark for 2023 admission into the nation’s universities.
At the end of the education stakeholders meeting, the benchmarks of 140 for universities and 100 for polytechnics and colleges of education were arrived at during the 2023 annual policy meeting on admissions into tertiary institutions, which was held in Abuja on Saturday.
The policy meeting, chaired by the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Andrew Adejoh, took the decision following recommendations by the heads of institutions.
JAMB Registrar, Is-haq Oloyede, said the minimum benchmark is not a single-suit-fits-all for all institutions, noting that though the meeting decides the minimum point, “institutions have the liberty to raise their individual minimum points higher than the agreed benchmark.”
“Anything we decide here will become the minimum. What it means is that nobody can go below it,” Mr Oloyede said.