The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says it will hold its 2015 Policy meeting on July 14 to determine cut-off marks for admission of candidates into tertiary institutions. This is contained in a statement signed by Mr Fabian Benjamin, the board’s Public Relations Officer, and made available to newsmen on Thursday in Lagos.
JAMB-CBT-Centre”The 2015 Policy Meeting which usually comes up with the cut-off point has been fixed for 14th July, 2015. ”This meeting defines the criteria for the year’s admissions into higher institutions,’’ it said. The statement said that the cut-off points are arrived at after extensive deliberations with vice-chancellors of universities, provosts of colleges of education, rectors of polytechnics, monotechnics as well as innovative enterprise institutions and other stakeholders.
It said that the meeting was usually held after the schools would have completed the Computer Based tests (CBT). The statement said that the CBT had assisted the board to fight against examination malpractice within the nation’s examination system.
The statement said the CBT initiative had helped to address the numerous challenges confronting the conduct of public examination in the country. ” Today, the board has found the magic wand.
”This year’s examination was one of the most successfully conducted exercises by the board. “The exercise took place for over two weeks in 389 centres in Nigeria, Ghana, Republic of Cameroon and the United Kingdom,’’ he said.