Beware Of Fraudsters, UTME Cut-off Marks Not Announced – JAMB

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has cautioned candidates to beware of rumours regarding the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) cut off marks.

The board’s Head, Media and Information, Fabian Benjamin, who disclosed this to newsmen in Lagos, said that some persons whom he described as “fraudulent elements” are spreading rumors that the cut-off marks had been released in order to defraud candidate.

Recall that over 1.8 million candidates registered for the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

Benjamin, urged the general public, especially the candidates not to fall prey to fraudsters, adding that the board is yet to publish cut-off marks for placement in Nigerian universities.

“We want to seize this opportunity to caution the public especially candidates, not to allow themselves to be swindled by these desperate individuals that are peddling this rumor.


“The board is yet to come up with any cut-off mark for placements into the various tertiary institutions across the country.

“The cut-off marks cannot be decided upon without the input of critical stakeholders of the education sector at an elaborate policy meeting.

“The cut-off marks are the minimum expectation for every institution and that does not mean by attaining such cut-off mark, it, therefore, means an automatic placement into schools of the first choice.

“The board will continue to provide information to the public on its processes and activities at every stage.”


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