THE Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has set the cut-off mark for admission into higher institutions for the 2020/21 school session.

The cut off points ranged from 100 and above for Colleges of Education, 120 and above for Polytechnics and 160 and above for universities.

The JAMB Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, disclosed this during JAMB’s policy virtual meeting in Abuja, yesterday.

This came as the Government also, yesterday, outlined conditions for schools to reopen in the country.

The JAMB registrar also disclosed that a total of 612,557 candidates were offered admission in the 2019/20 session, with about 510,957 not able to secure admission during the same period.

“Of the 1,157,977 candidates who sat for the UTME in 2019, about 612,557 were admitted,” he said in his opening address on the occasion.

The JAMB registrar stated that candidates waiting for their results would only be considered when they upload their results on the Board’s website.

In his remarks, Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, directed JAMB and higher institutions to continue with the conduct of 2020/2021 admissions.

Adamu was represented by the Minister of State for Education, Mr Emeka Nwajiuba.

Admission processes are to start in August based on the guidelines released by JAMB.

The minister urged JAMB and tertiary institutions to consider candidates with previous years’ Senior School Certificate Examination and other qualifying results while screening candidates for admission.

He said government would make arrangement to accommodate applicants who would be taking the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations to be conducted by the West African Examinations Council, WAEC; National Examinations Council, NECO, among others, when the opportunity to do so was worked out.