UTME: Nigerian varsities fix admission cut-off marks


Tertiary institutions in the country have fixed cut-off marks for admissions in the 2017/2018 academic session.

According to reports, the cut-off marks, decided by the Senate and management of each institution, have also been sent to the Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB).

PREMIUM TIMES obtained the full details of the admission scores from JAMB and as directed by the examination body, none of the universities have cut-off marks below 120.

Also, none of the polytechnics and colleges of education have cut-off marks below 100.

With only one-third of students who sat for JAMB scored above 200, University of Ilorin, which is the most sought after tertiary institution in Nigeria is said to have pegged its cut off mark at 180.

Universities like Afe Babalola, Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State, Covenant, Sango-Ota, Ogun State. Oduduwa,also in Ogun State and PAN-Atlantic , Lagos State and others have set their cut-off mark at 180 while Babcock, Landmark, Redeemers University have reportedly all pegged theirs at 170.

Edo State University, Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin, Lagos State University, American University, Yola and Bells University have set 160 as their cut off mark.

Those that have allegedly agreed on 150 as their cut off mark include; Lead City University, Oyo State, Nigeria Turkish University, Abuja, among others.

Others are; Bayero University, Kano (180), University of Benin (200), University of Ibadan (200), Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (200) , Lagos State University (190), Ladoke Akintola University, Ogbomosho (180) and University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State (180).

For PAN African College of Education, Offa and other colleges of education in Kwara State, the cut-off is pegged at 100, same for College of Education, Katsina-Ala and Gboko College of Education, Benue State.

Federal Polytechnic Offa has its cut off mark put at 125, Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi (150), Federal Polytechnic Ede (150), Federal Polytechnic, Bida, Kogi State (140) and Kaduna Polytechnic (150).


UNIVERSITY                                   CUT-OFF MARK

UNILORIN      –         180

Afe Babalola, Ado-Ekiti  –      180

Covenant University       –     180

Ogun State University    –      180

Oduduwa University      –       180

PAN-Atlantic University, Lagos   –        180

Babcock University          –       170

Landmark University, Omu-Aran       –        170

Redeemers University   –     170

Edo State University, Ekpoma    –    160

Al-Hikmah University     –     160

America University, Yola         –   160

Bells University –     160

Lead University –      160

Nigeria Turkish University     –      150

Bayero University Kano –        180

Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife –   200

Lagos State University   –   190

LAUTECH, Ogbomoso     –    180

University of Port Harcourt   –   180



Federal Polytechnic, Offa      –       125

Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi   –    150

Federal Polytechnic, Ede     –     150

Federal Polytechnic, Bida   –    140

Kaduna Polytechnic   –   150



PAN African, Offa     –      100

COED, Ilorin    –     100

COED, Oro     –    100

COED Katsina-Ala     –    100

Gboko COED, Benue      –    100


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