The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB has disclosed that it has not announced the national and general minimum cut-off marks for placement of candidates into the nation’s tertiary institutions as being speculated in some quarters. This was disclosed by the board’s Head, Media and Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin in an interview with newsmen, on Wednesday in Lagos.
According to him, there is no truth behind such speculations. He described the development as the handiwork of fraudulent elements with a ploy to defraud the candidates and advised candidates not to allow themselves to be swindled by these desperate individuals that are peddling this rumour.
He stated that the cut-off marks could only be decided after inputs have been made by the critical stakeholders in the education sector during the policy meeting scheduled for days ahead.
Benjamin explained that the next policy meeting would be held on Tuesday, June 11, at Gbongan in Osun.
The spokesman noted that already, preparations for the meeting had been concluded, adding that officials of the Ministry of Education were expected to attend.
He said that it was only after the policy meeting that candidates would be availed of the cut-off marks of the various tertiary institutions across the country.
He explained that the cut-off marks are the minimum expectation for every institution and that does not mean by attaining such cut-off mark, it, therefore, means an automatic placement into schools of first choice.