can authoritatively inform all candidates who duly registered and participated in the 2016 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) conducted by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) that the cut-off marks for admission of candidates into tertiary institution for 2016/2017 academic session is 180 for degree programmes, and 150 for national certificate in education, national diploma and national innovation diplomas.


This was made know to newsmen by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) registrar, Professor Dibu Ojerinde.

2016 Universities Cut-off Marks 180 180
2016 Polytechnic Cut-off Mark 150 150
2016 College Of Education Cut-off Mark 150 150

Speaking to our correspondent, Ojerinde asserted that any candidates who score below 180 for Universities or 150 for polytechnics can not gain admission into any institution in Nigeria.

Over 1.5million UTME candidates have registered for the examination slated to commence on Saturday, 27th.

The examination which will run for 10 days, will leave candidates to jostle for the 800,000 admission slots in Nigeria’s tertiary institutions

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