On Tuesday, the 19th Policy Meeting on Admissions to Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria approved 160 and above as the national minimum benchmark for admission into state and federal Universities for the year 2019. It was also agreed that the minimum UTME score for admission into private Universities should be 140, 120 was approved for public polytechnics while 110 was approved for admission into private polytechnic.
Reacting to the news, actor, and comedian, Kunle Idowu, popularly known as Frank Donga wrote on Twitter: ‘So we’re reducing JAMB cut-off mark to 160/400? Are we reducing the syllabus too or we want to leave it as a decoration? Instead of fixing a leaking roof, we are putting a bigger bowl to collect more raindrops of failure. Let’s #FixEducation.’