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JAMB Latest Update 2019 – Trending News and Current Happenings

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JAMB Latest Update 2019 – Trending News and Current Happenings.

JAMB Latest Update 2019… Despite the challenges you all faced undergoing 2019 UTME registration; you made out success in it. We’re extremely pleased that, against all odds, you have been able to make it this far in your quest for admission this 2019/2020 Session.

JAMB Latest Update 2019

JAMB Latest Update 2019

As a JAMB candidate seeking admission, you should know that there is a life after JAMB After JAMB, the results will be out, then the cut-off, and then admission screening follows, and hopefully your admission will come through.

The only way to survive and eventually gain admission this 2019/2020 session is to be the smartest, and the brightest, and always be informed. You alone are responsible for whatever outcome that eventually follows.

This portfolio, as the name implies, is practically the only site that can properly guide you up to when you eventually gain admission. We’ve been doing this since inception, and we have so much experience that we’ve become indispensable, not just to students but to other educational websites.

  • JAMB Generates Over N8.453Billion from Sales of 2019 UTME & Direct Entry Forms.

LATEST Update for May 2019.

1. JAMB Policy Meeting Date, Time, Venue & Live Updates 2019.

The The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has fixed June 26, 2019 for the 2019 admission policy meeting to kick-start the admission process into the nation’s tertiary institutions.

Dr Fabian Benjamin, the JAMB Head of Media and Information, made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday in Lagos.

Benjamin said: 

 The main reason for the meeting is to define all modalities for admission of qualified candidates into the nation’s tertiary institutions for the 2019/2020 academic session.
“The board has concluded arrangements for this year’s admission policy meeting with all stakeholders in the education sector.
“This kind of meeting is to give room for contributions as well as ensure fairness and equity in the conduct of the 2019/2020 admission process.
“We are expecting in attendance all heads of tertiary institutions across the country.
“We shall be convening this meeting, for the first time, in the South-West, Osun precisely.
“All the South-West governors have been invited coupled with other critical stakeholders.
“To ensure that there is no misrepresentation of facts or information, there will be a live coverage of the meeting on NTA from 11:30a.m to 1:30p.m, so that Nigerians can follow the proceedings.

Benjamin said that in addition, Nigerians would also be able to get first-hand information on how the admission would be conducted, especially the requirements needed.

He assured Nigerians that the board would continue to ensure it brought on board innovations and reforms that would give the candidates an edge over admission process challenges.

He said: 

 “Our determined objective is to ensure that every prospective candidate is treated fairly and equally under a transparent platform.
“We will also continue to strive to open up the space for healthy competition.
“As it was done in 2019, this year’s admission process will also be conducted through the Central Admission Processing System [CAPS].
“This system eliminates all human interference in the admission exercise, where candidates are selected purely on the basis of defined criteria.”

2. About Cut off Marks.

As universities, polytechnics and colleges of education await the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB cut-off marks for year 2019 admission, students’ fate still hangs in the balance as the search for admission has just begun. Though federal universities have a minimum standard cut-off mark of 200, many of the students who want to be admitted into these universities are still waiting for JAMB’s cut-off mark to commence admission.

On the other hand, the few who want to go to private universities have since started their admission processes with the commencement of interviews for  interested applicants without waiting for the JAMB cut-off mark. One major reason for the delay in releasing the various cut-off marks, according to JAMB, is the re-conducted UTME for some candidates.


The Director of Information, JAMB, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, who spoke with Vanguard said all is now set for the release of cut-off marks on June 26 during a stakeholders’ meeting. Expected at the stakeholders’ meeting where decision for the cut-off marks will be taken are vice-chancellors, rectors and provosts of institutions of higher learning to mention a few.

After the release of cut-off marks, candidates are still going to confront the hurdle of departmental cut-off points. Last year, some candidates who scored 230 to 247 still were denied admission due to departmental cut-off marks which they could not meet.



Cut-off mark is that mark which candidates are expected not to score below if they want to be admitted into any tertiary institution in Nigeria in a given year. In cut-off marks, a candidate is expected to score above or get the exact mark. If a candidate meets JAMB’s cut-off mark, it is never a guaranttee that he or she will gain admission into the institution of his/her choice. In  recent years, cut-off marks were between 120 and 200 for universities and 100 and 160 for polytechnics and colleges of education.

Besides, candidates who meet the cut-off mark are expected to face the faculty and departmental cut-off points before they could be considered for admission. Our findings show that departments determine the cut-off every year based on the number of candidates who applied for such courses.  For example, cut-off marks for  medicine, law, nursing, engineering, pharmacy and mass communication vary and are generally higher than cut-off marks for other couses.

Thus, a student that performed very well in UTME but seeks a particular course in a particular university, often missed such a chance over the years. Even JAMB score of 200 doesn’t guarantee you admission into the university, it only qualifies you for admission. However, you must meet the departmental cut-off mark. For instance, at the University of Calabar, UNICAL, the  departmental  cut-off mark for Medicine and Surgery is 291, Theatre and Media Arts is 270, Nursing and Nursing Sciences is 256, while Zoology and Statistics is 180. Those marks vary from year to year based on the number of candidates jostling for the few vacancies.

At Bayero University, Kano, all courses in the Faculty of Dentistry  is 220 and Law 200. For the University of Ibadan, cut-off mark for law is 280.

However, it is important for candidates to know how institutions arrived at those cut-off marks. For UNIBEN, it uses the 50:50 method to calculate cut-off marks – 50 per cent UTME and 50 per cent Post-UTME. To calculate its aggregate score, you divide your JAMB score by 8, divide your Post-UTME score by 2, add your answer in JAMB score and your answer in post-UTME together. It will give you your aggregate score.

At Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, the departmental cut-off mark is an average point derived from JAMB, O’Level result and post-UTME screening point. It is across board  for all courses/departments in the school.


Once you meet the Departmental cut-off mark for your course, you will be given admission. Moreover, to calculate OAU’s aggregate cut-off mark, OAU uses the 50:30:20 method to calculate cut-off mark i.e 50 per cent UTME, 40 per cent post-UTME and 10 per cent.  If a candidate has A1 –  2 points, B2 –  1.8 points, B3 – 1.6 points, C4 – 1.4 ponts, C5  – 1.2 points and C6 – 1point.

As against the normal five credits requirement in other institutions, at OAU, candidates must have a minimum of six credits at O’level in not more than two sittings, score a minimum of 200 in UTME and meet the Departmental cut-off mark of his/her chosen course.

The process is also the same at the University of Ibadan. In order to gain admission to study any course in UI, candidates must have a minimum of six credits at O’level in not more than two sittings, score a minimum of 200 in UTME, participate in the post-UTME screening exercise conducted by the school and meet the departmental cut-off mark.

To calculate UI aggregate cut-off mark, it uses the 50:50 method –  50 per cent UTME and 50 per cent post-UTME. To calculate UI’s aggregate score, divide your JAMB score by 8, divide your post-UTME score by 2, add both and it will give you your aggregate score.

We will be following up on everything JAMB 2019 has to offer, starting from Friday, 9th March 2019, when the exam begins. We will bring you LIVE UPDATES!, Experiences on Each Day, Sharing of Questions Presented, Results Released Notification, and basically anything you need to know as the exams proceed.

Please try as much as possible to visit this website as many times as you can everyday. We are usually the first to get most of these information, and we will be releasing information frequently. We only hope you will be at the other end to receive these information, get updated and act immediately on our information. We are almost always that reliable.

Our success also depends on you. Without you, we won’t be able to function. We love you guys, and it’s in our interest to see that you succeed. That’s why we can post information even at 3:00AM. That’s how passionate we are about you.

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