How UTME Candidates will be Admitted Into Various Institutions Following Post-UTME Cancellation

Following some of the decisions taken at
the 2016 JAMB Combined Policy meeting
which include the official announcement
of the 2016 cut-off mark as 180 for
Universities, Polytechnic and Colleges of
education and the scrapping of Post-
UTME, many candidates are asking a lot of
questions with regard to how the
admission process for this year is going to
Having examined the situation, we would like
to point out
some factors that may likely come in to play
in 2016
admission process.
First, one thing that will likely be a fall-out of
this new
development is the fact that the cut off-mark
of top
institutions like UNIBEN, UNILORIN, OAU, UI,
shoot up to 220, 240 or even 250. However,
no institution
will go below 180.
The responsibility of placing candidates in
schools will now
reside with JAMB. However, JAMB has to
first confirm the
requirements of institutions before placing
candidates in
such institution. For instance, if UNIBEN
decides that their
cut-off mark for this year is 250, it is only
candidates who
applied to study in that school and score up
to 250 will
secure admission in UNIBEN.
Similarly, since the bench cut-off mark is
180, JAMB may
decide to re-distribute candidates who scored
up to 180 to
other institutions (who knows, it could be a
polytechnic or College of education since
they all have the
same cut-off mark) if the institution they
originally chose
have reached its admission quota or if such
UTME score falls below the set cut-off mark
of their specific

How UTME Candidates will be Admitted Into Various Institutions Following Post-UTME Cancellation,

The scrapping of Post-UTME does not
necessarily mean that
institutions cannot conduct other forms of
screening, it only
means they cannot conduct another form of
similar to UTME. So schools may decide to
use oral interview
or verification of documents to screen
The scrapping of post-UTME will equally save
candidates the
cost of purchasing their school’s post-UTME
form and going
through the usual hassles associated with it.
However, all these factors will be expected to
play out when
ASUU, ASUP and NCEE accept the outcome
of the 2016 JAMB
Combines Policy meeting.
Since these bodies are yet to express their
stance on this, we
will only wait to see how it plays out at the
end of it all.

Again WAEC and NECO results will be another determining factor in this year’s admission process.
Now, lets know your opinion on this or what
you think the
admission process will be like.

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