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    Monday, 11 September 2017

    4 federal polytechnics, 21 others adopt 100 as cut-off mark




    Four Federal Government-owned polytechnics and twenty-one others have opted for a minimum score of 100 in this year’s Unified Tertiary Matric­ulation Examination (UTME) as the cut-off mark for candidates seeking admission into the institutions for the 2017/2018 academic session.

    The federal-owned polytechnics are Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytech­nic, Unwana-Afikpo, Ebonyi State; Federal Polytechnic, Ekowe, Bayelsa State; Federal Polytechnic, Bali, Tara­ba State and Hussaini Adamu Feder­al Polytechnic, Kazaure, Jigawa State.

    According to a report obtained by the media from the Joint Admissions and Matricula­tion Board (JAMB), other polytech­nics that adopted 100 as cut-off mark include Jigawa State Polytechnic, Du­tse, Jigawa State; Kogi State Polytech­nic, Lokoja and Kenule Benson Saro-Wiwa Polytechnic, Bori, Rivers State.

    Others are Dorben Polytechnic, Bwari-Garam Road, Abuja; Ibadan City Polytechnic, Oyo State; Grace Polytechnic, Lagos State; Heritage Polytechnic, Ikot Udota, Akwa Ibom State, among other private polytech­nics.

    4 federal polytechnics, 21 others adopt 100 as cut-off mark

    The report also shows that the 180 cut-off mark submitted by the Fed­eral Polytechnic, Nekede, Imo State, was the highest among polytechnics in the country, and it was followed by the 160 adopted by Federal Poly­technic, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State.

    Meanwhile, the National Associ­ation of Nigerian Students (NANS) has decried the controversy trailing the new admission cut-off marks for tertiary institution in the country, saying all stakeholders collectively agreed to peg the minimum score for admission into universities and others as 120 and 100 respectively.

    NANS president, Comrade Aru­na Khadire, said all stakeholders were carried along by the Joint Ad­missions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) during the Combined Pol­icy Meeting in Abuja where the de­cision on the cut-off marks was reached.

    “The National Association of Ni­gerian Students leadership was in­vited to this very important meet­ing and our view is that we welcome this development, especially the in­troduction of the Central Admis­sions Processing System (CAPS) which has provision for candidates to track their admission and raise queries when they feel cheated.

    “This we believe will promote transparency, accountability, and fairness. A system that allows can­didates to check the admission flow to see who the institutions admit into the programme they also applied for with the view of seeing if a candidate with fewer scores is admitted and im­mediately call the attention of the rel­evant regulatory body is an initiative by JAMB that should be applauded,” Khadiri said.





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