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IBB university pegs admission cut-off mark at 160 after analyzing JAMB’s decision

– The Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida University has pegged its admission cut-off mark at 160

– The university’s cut-off mark was arrived at 160 after the institution analysed JAMB’s decision to announce a 120 mark

– The vice chancellor of the IBBU said candidates must have a minimum of 160 points as an entry requirement for the 2017/2018 academic session


The Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University (IBBU) Lapai, Niger State, has pegged its 2017/2018 admission cut off point at 160.

Its Vice Chancellor, Professor Mohammed Maiturare, announced this at a press briefing on Tuesday in Minna.

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) last week fixed 120 as cut-off point for university admission, signifying a 60-point reduction compared to last year’s minimum of 180 points.

“After analysing JAMB’s decision to peg the minimum entry requirement at 120 points, IBBU has pegged its minimum entry requirement to 160 points for the 2017/18 academic session,” he said.

He lauded JAMB for the decision, noting, however, that every university had the right to decide on its admission policy.

“JAMB’s decision to lower the cut-off point will help tertiary institutions to maintain high standards without sacrificing quota,” he said.

He said that 7,120 UTME candidates made IBBU their first choice.

Meanwhile, JAMB had pegged it cut-off mark for admission into tertiary universities at 120.

The examination body in a statement also warned candidates that the 120 cut-off mark does not guarantee an automatic admission into a university.

JAMB also said the admission process for the 2017/2018 academic session will begin on September 15.

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