Barely 5 days to release of new cut-off score for candidates seeking admissions in various higher institution in Nigeria by the Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB), the examination body has faced hash backlash from different quarters for pegging minimum score to 120.

But reacting to the comments, Registrar of JAMB, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, insisted that lowering the cut-off from what was obtainable last year, 180, to 120 mark in 2017, was not a unanimous decision of the examination body but was jointly taken with all stakeholders in the education sector.

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On its Twitter handle, JAMB said, “The 120 cut off mark doesn’t mean an automatic ticket for admission.

“Institutions will still admit using established criteria of merit and others.

“Candidates with higher marks will be considered first”.

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