The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has disclosed it will be holding its 2015 Policy meeting on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 to resolve on the cut-off marks due for admission of candidates into tertiary institutions.
This was contained in a statement signed by JAMB’s Public Relations Officer, Mr Fabian Benjamin made available to newsmen on Thursday, July 2, 2015 in Lagos.
The statement read thus;
”The 2015 Policy Meeting which usually comes up with the cut-off point has been fixed for 14th July, 2015.
”This meeting defines the criteria for the year’s admissions into higher institutions.’’
The statement explained that the cut-off marks are decided after extensive deliberations with Vice-chancellors of universities, provosts of colleges of education, rectors of polytechnics, monotechnics as well as innovative enterprise institutions alongside other stakeholders.
It was learnt that the meeting is usually scheduled after schools must have completed the Computer Based Tests (CBT).
The statement also went further to assert that the CBT had helped JAMB to fight against examination malpractice within the nation’s examination system.
The statement also said, “Today, the board has found the magic wand.
“This year’s examination was one of the most successfully conducted exercises by the board.
“The exercise took place place for over two weeks in 389 centres in Nigeria, Ghana, Republic of Cameroon and the United Kingdom.”