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All hope is not lost for candidates who never made up to 180 in 2016 UTME .
Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, the Registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), has revealed that the board has been authorized by the Minister of Education and other crucial stake holders in the Education Sector to reduce the cut of marks of institutions that have exhausted their list of candidates with 180 and above but still have not admitted up to their allocated quota.
During the second technical committee meeting on “2016 Admissions to Tertiary Institutions” which was held at the Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education, Owerri, they Registrar made it know to the general public.
Many institutions who were part of the decision to adopt the 180 minimum benchmark especially the new ones who are faced with the challenge of admitting candidates and have tendered a report to JAMB to allow them admit candidates that scored below 180 in 2016 UTME.
He added that following the plea by the affected institutions, the board forwarded their plea to the appropriate authorities and has received a green light on flexible cut-off mark only for institutions, which have exhausted the list of candidates with 180 above. However, this will be subject, to a minimum acceptable to JAMB and meeting of other pre-requisite.
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