The JAMB (Joint Admissions Matriculation Board) policy meeting is a meeting that’s conducted annually in Nigeria.

This comes up after the UTME. In this meeting, the JAMB Registrar, Vice chancellors, Provosts, Rector’s and Education stakeholders will come together to discuss the cutoff marks for each institutions. Not only cutoff marks will be discussed, but admission process for the year.

The meeting is scheduled to hold after the JAMB mop-up examination which will be conducted on 6th of August, 2021. The exam was actually rescheduled for 18,000 candidates who had problems during registration

According to the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) as reported on May 24th 2021, JAMB registered about 1,223,962 JAMB UTME candidates and about 63,586 JAMB Direct Entry candidates the 2021 JAMB exam.

The cutoff marks will be ranked based on the institution i.e whether it is a university, polytechnic, monotechnic or College of Education. The JAMB policy meeting is set to hold this month of August according to Processor Ishaq Oloyede. The meeting might actually be virtual due to COVID-19 just like last year’s.

Last year, JAMB approved 160 as cut off mark for 2020/2021 university admission. The board also approved 120 as cut-off marks for Polytechnic and 100 for College of Education and Innovative institutions.

They might retain this cutoff mark or use another one as it is subjected to change. Also schools have the liberty to conduct either POST UTME or screening for their candidates. After the policy meeting, candidates should watch out for POST UTME forms, as they would be released from time to time.

One thing candidates should note is that most schools won’t follow the cutoff marks. For example OAU, UNILAG and UI adopt 200 as the JAMB cutoff mark. In order for you not to be disappointed, make sure you know much about your school before applying.


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