The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) and tertiary education stakeholders Thursday in Abuja adopted 140 as the minimum cut-off mark for 2022 admissions to the nation’s universities.
For polytechnics and faculties of education’s cut-off mark was set at 100.
The decisions on cut-off marks were taken at the 2022 Policy Meeting on Undergraduate Admissions, Nigerian Certificate of Education (NCE) and National Diploma (ND) under way at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.
The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu chaired the meeting, and he warned Nigeria’s tertiary institutions against illegal admissions, saying that all admissions to the country’s universities, polytechnics and colleges of education must be processed through the Central Admissions Processing System (CAPS).
The minister said that any director of a tertiary institution found to be involved in illegal admissions would be prosecuted even if the infractions are detected after their terms.
A resolution was reached that “Every institution is free to determine the minimum acceptable UTME score for admission.
However, for Direct Entry admissions, each institution will determine the number of points required for Direct Entry admission. However, no institution can recommend or admit any candidate with less than two points for direct entry.
Also, the minister further warned: “No institution can admit/accept the transfer of a candidate for any degree program unless the candidate has spent full time, not less than two consecutive sessions at the institution”.

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