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JAMB Admission Quota Deadline for 2017/2018 Has Been Announced

Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB Admission Quota Closing Date/Deadline For The 2017/2018 Admission Process Has Been Announced[Date Fixed and No Institution Should Exceed Its Admission Quota]
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JAMB Admission Quota Deadline

Following the decisions arrived at the just concluded 2017 JAMB Combined Policy Meeting on Admissions to Universities, Polytechnics and other higher institutions in Nigeria, the 2017 official cut-off mark has been pegged at 120 for Universities, Polytechnic and Colleges of Education.


This implies that no higher institution; universities, polytechnics, colleges of education or certificate awarding institutions recognized by JAMB will go below 120. However, they can choose to go above the benchmark of 120.

“JAMB is one of the most active parastatals in the ministry; I expect that policies that would be beneficial to Nigerian students should be discussed at this meeting. “I believe there should be no ground to lower the quality;  “No institution should exceed its quota in admission; we will start issuing penalties to defaulting institutions.’’

JAMB Admission Quota Deadline

Admissions into public degree awarding institutions for the 2017 UTME examination will end on January 15, 2018 while for private institutions, it ends on January 31, 2018.

Also, decisions on first choice candidates by universities will end on October 15, and second choice candidates will end on December 15; after which the remaining students will be available in the market place for other institutions till the January closing dates.

These decisions were taken at the 2017 Combined Policy Meetings on Admissions into Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria which ended on Tuesday.

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