JAMB Cut Off Mark 2023/2024 For All Schools And Courses

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has recently unveiled the official cut-off marks for university, polytechnic, and college of education admissions for the upcoming 2023/2024 academic year. These cut-off scores, arrived at through a collaborative voting process involving key educational stakeholders, aim to standardize admission requirements and ensure a baseline for academic performance.


1. Overview of JAMB Cut-off Marks:

The JAMB-mandated cut-off marks for the 2023/2024 academic session are as follows:

  • Universities: 160
  • Polytechnics: 120
  • Colleges of Education: 100

2. Decision-Making Process:

The determination of these cut-off marks involved a democratic voting process among vice-chancellors of universities, rectors of polytechnics, and provosts of colleges of education. This collaborative effort emphasizes the importance of consensus in establishing admission standards.

3. Institution Autonomy vs. Minimum Standards:

While educational institutions retain the autonomy to set their own cut-off marks, it is mandatory for them to adhere to the agreed minimums. No institution is permitted to set a cut-off mark lower than the approved standards, ensuring a level playing field for all applicants.

4. University-specific Cut-off Marks:

To provide detailed information, a list of cut-off marks for specific universities is being compiled. Interested individuals can check the corresponding links for their institutions of choice.

Example institutions and their cut-off marks include:

  • Ebonyi State University – EBSU Cut Off Mark
  • Yaba College of Technology – Yabatech Cut Off Mark
  • Caritas University – Caritas Cut Off Mark
  • Institute of Management and Technology – IMT Enugu Cut Off Mark
  • Alex Ekwueme Federal University – FUNAI Cut Off Mark
  • Bayero University Kano – BUK Cut Off Mark
  • Federal University of Technology, Minna – FUTMINNA Cut Off Mark
  • Federal University of Technology, Owerri – FUTO Cut Off Mark
  • Ambrose Alli University Ekpoma – AAU Cut Off Mark
  • Kogi State University – KSU Cut Off Mark
  • Abia State University – ABSU Cut off Mark
  • Enugu State University of Science and Technology – ESUT Cut off Mark
  • University of Nigeria Nsukka – UNN Cut Off Mark

5. Criticisms and Reflections:

The JAMB cut-off marks, though designed to regulate admissions and maintain academic standards, have faced criticism. Some stakeholders argue that these standardized scores may not be reflective of a candidate’s true abilities, raising concerns about the uniformity across different universities and courses.


JAMB’s announcement of official cut-off marks for the 2023/2024 admissions sets the stage for the upcoming academic year. As these cut-off marks continue to be a topic of discussion among students, parents, and educators, it remains essential to monitor updates and be aware of any changes or additional information provided by educational institutions. The ongoing scrutiny and debate surrounding the cut-off marks underscore the importance of ongoing dialogue to ensure fair and transparent admission processes.

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