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Niger varsity gets admission quota, pegs cut-off mark at 160

Vice Chancellor of the Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai (IBBUL), Prof. Mohammed Nasir Maiturare, has said that 2930 candidates admission quota was allocated to the university for the 2017/2018 academic session and that the institution had fixed 160 JAMB scores as cut-off points for admission, this year.


Maiturare stated this yesterday at a press briefing in Minna, adding that with the cut-off points of 160 window would be opened for no less than 7,125 candidates who applied for admission in the university.


He said this year’s cut-off point was lower than that of last year of 180 because of the general poor performance of candidates in JAMB examination, adding that JAMB had, however, given universities the leverage to decide on their cut off point starting from 120.


The vice-chancellor said obtaining the 160 marks in UMTE “does not guarantee automatic admission for candidates adding that they must have five credits in relevant subjects in addition to having the right JAMB combination of subjects.”


According to him, the university will carry out verification of results by candidates in order to ensure credibility in the admission exercise.


He said candidates who got 160 and above would be screened on line, adding that the university would not compromise on its policy of admitting best candidates in line with the high academic standard it has set for the institution.






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