JAMB removes NABTEB as requirement for direct entry into university, others
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Examinations (JAMB) on Thursday said A’level results by the National Business and Technical Education Board (NABTEB) will no longer be considered for admission into higher institutions after 2022.
JAMB registrar Professor Ishaq Oloyede said this during the 2022 policy meeting held at the International Conference Centre in Abuja.
“The Honorable minister of education has approved that the NABTEB A’level GCE will no longer be recognized as a qualification for DE from 2022. However, all those who have already obtained it prior to this date will be able to use it,” Oloyede said.
Speaking further at the policy meeting, Oloyede highlighted some of the challenges faced by the board in the conduct of the 2022 UTME/ DE examination.
He listed the challenges as follows; examination malpractices, impersonation and substitution of real candidates by paid examination takers, fraudulent CBT owners who sabotage examination, parents encouraging examination malpractices, mass cheating by syndicates, prolonged investigation and prosecution.
Oloyede also announced cut-off marks approved for admission into tertiary institutions for 2022/2023 academic session.
JAMB and stakeholders at the meeting announced 140 as the minimum cut-off mark for admission into Nigerian universities, polytechnics – 100 and colleges of education – 100.
Oloyede, however, noted that every institution has the right to fix its own cut-off mark even up to 220 but no one would be allowed to go less than the agreed minimum marks of 100 for colleges of education, 100 for polytechnics and 140 for universities.
The JAMB registrar revealed that only 378,639 of the 1,761,338 who wrote the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) scored 200 and above.
While giving further statistics of the 2022 examination, Oloyede noted that 378,639 scored above 200; a total of 520,596 candidates scored 190 and above; 704,991 scored 180 and above; 934,103 scored 170 and above; 1,192, 057 scored 160 and above.
Speaking further, Oloyede noted that the board allowed candidates with awaiting results to register for the 2022 UTME.
Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu said, urged all institutions to adhere strictly to all admission regulations prescribed by the regulatory bodies such as the National Universities Commission (NUC), National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) and the National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE), “particularly with regards to approved quotas, ratios and other specifications meant for improved quality, accountability and equity.”