Because the JAMB benchmark is perceived too low for university education, educational institutions have decided to go by the decision of their school senates.
The Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Olanrewaju Fagbohun on a Talk Radio program, Morning Digest With Jimi Disu on Tuesday, August 29, said that the Senate of Lagos State University has decided that the minimum point for admission in the school be pegged at 190.
"The cut-off point for LASU is 190. If you don't have a score of 190 you can not even register on the platform, it wouldn't accept you because it has been programmed for that. That is the decision of the Senate of the University."
Fagboun further explained that there is a difference between institutional cut-off and program cut-off saying that candidates would have to meet both cut-offs to read the course of their choice at the state university.
"We must also realize that there is a difference between institutional cut-off and program cut-off. So if you have the institutional cut off of 190, it allows you to be able to enter the platform, it now depends on the course you want to do. If you want to read Law, the cut off for Law may be 270 and if you don't make that 270, you can not go in for Law. If you want to read Medicine, its cut off may be 275, if you want to read Chemistry, it may be 250 and at the end of the day, you will find out that the cut off is always there.
Meanwhile, the Vice Chancellor of Ibrahim Babangida University, Lapai, Professor Muhammad Nasir has also announced that the institution has pegged its cut-off point at 160.
According to Punch the Vice Chancellor said the 120 benchmark is unreasonable.
The Federal University Gusau has also announced its cut off mark for admission on Sunday, August 27.
The Information Officer of the university, Umar Usman in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN disclosed that the university management had arrived at the decision to set 170 as minimum cut-off marks after getting statistics on the candidates who applied for admission into the institution.
The JAMB's cut-off mark of 120 has been widely considered too low for university admission standard and a lot of Vice Chancellors have kicked against it.
However, the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board Registrar has said the 120 benchmark is not for admission but for ranking of the candidates.