The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has fixed minimum cut off marks for admissions into universities in Nigeria at 120, polytechnics and colleges of education at 100, while that of innovative enterprising institutes at 110. Institutions are, however, at liberty to raise their cut off marks for admission above the minimum set by JAMB.
The very fact that '120' was set as the minimum cut off mark admissions into Nigerian universities didn't go down too well with people on social media, and they reacted angrily at what is perceived as a blow to the Nigerian educational system. See the tweets below.
Cut off mark for JAMB is now 120/400. They lowered the standards for President Buhari. They lowered the standards for Nigerian students.— Dr. Dipo (@OgbeniDipo) August 23, 2017
Jamb cutoff is now 120? Why not let people get into uni without writing jamb then? What's the point?— Mocha👸🏾 (@raychellered) August 23, 2017
In 2yrs we lowered every bar,— Ebube D Statesman (@akaebube) August 23, 2017
largest economy to Recession
N197 to N370 per dollar
Aso Villa to Rat Villa
Even Jamb cut off now is 120
Let's just pretend like the new JAMB cutoff marks is not meant to favour a specific part of the Country pic.twitter.com/fBguNv1boA— FAVOUR ONYEOZIRI (@Rouvafe) August 23, 2017
The problem with Nigeria is not JAMB cutoff marks, it's the fact that we have very few & ill equipped universities to serve the masses— FAVOUR ONYEOZIRI (@Rouvafe) August 23, 2017
When in 2021, unemployable graduates starts leaving the uni, remember that JAMB pass mark is now 120 for uni and 100 for poly. @julietkego— S. Nwakor (@Obunikechukwu) August 22, 2017
If you chose UI, Unilag, Uniben, OAU and go on to score 120 in Jamb thinking you will be given admission.— Education Minister (@IamJibbish) August 23, 2017
You are on your own