The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has warned candidates that the 120 cut-off mark, does not guarantee automatic admission into higher institutions of learning.
This week, JAMB Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, insisted that stakeholders in education sector, unanimously agreed that the minimum cut-off marks for the university degree for the 2017 academic year be put at 120, lower than the previous years, which stood at 180.
The decision has since attracted much criticism, with even some universities kicking against it.
JAMB, through its official Twitter account, has however sought to offer more explanation.
“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,” the update read.