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2023 JAMB Policy Meeting Date Fixed [UPDATED]

The 2023 JAMB Policy meeting date and everything you should expect after the meeting.

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced that the 2023 Policy Meeting Date will hold on 24th June 2023 at the National Judicial Institute, Abuja.

This was disclosed in the board’s official weekly bulletin Vol 2, No 32, made available to ALLSCHOOL.

LATEST UPDATE: JAMB Policy Meeting has ended, here are a few things discussed:

During the meeting, stakeholders will discuss critical issues emanating from the just-concluded Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), the sale of Direct Entr y (DE) application documents in addition to setting the tone for the 2023/2024 Admission exercise in tertiary institutions.

The Policy Meeting will be chaired by the Hon. Minister of Education with all Heads of Tertiary Institutions in attendance along with such relevant regulatory bodies as the National Universities Commission (NUC), National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), and the National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE).

The meeting is expected to chart policy directions for the nation’s tertiary institutions, set admission guidelines, present and analyze application statistics, and candidates’ performance, as well as evaluate the 2023 Admission exercise.

Furthermore, the Policy Meeting, among other things, would decide the acceptable minimum admissible score to be applied in all admissions to be undertaken by all tertiary institutions in Nigeria.

In simple terms, below are the six things to expect after the JAMB policy meeting:

  1. The Official 2023 Cut-off marks for ALL Institutions & Courses will be released after the Policy Meeting. This will help the candidates to make informed decisions concerning the Change Of Course/Institution.
  2. JAMB will announce the deadline for schools to admit 2022 candidates.
  3. We will know the Top 10 Universities, Polytechnics, and COEs with the highest applications for 2023.
  4. The meeting will also evaluate the 2022 admissions exercise, eg, we will know the total number of students each school admitted in the 2022/2023 session
  5. Finally, after the meeting, we will also see the reasons why some candidates were not offered admission in 2022.

Take a look at the things that were discussed during the 2021 JAMB policy meeting.

PS: Details of the 2022 JAMB Policy Meeting wasn’t published online. When we contacted JAMB they said they’ll release it, but they didn’t. Perhaps due to some unforceen circumstances.

Reasons Candidates Were Not Admitted.

In 2021 a little over two million candidates applied for admission into tertiary institutions, but barely 600,000 candidates were admitted.

Which leaves one with the burning question, WHY WEREN’T OVER ONE MILLION CANDIDATES admitted?

During the JAMB Policy meeting, it was disclosed that One of the main reasons why some candidates were not admitted was because most of them chose few programmes. This is what JAMB referred “over subscription of few Programmes”

Other reasons he highlighted are:

  1. Wrong O’ Level subject combination
  2. Low (Post UTME) screening score
  3. Wrong JAMB UTME Subject combination
  4. Didn’t accept admission Offer on JAMB CAPS.
  5. Duplication of application (ie registering for both JAMB UTME and Direct Entry)
  6. Absent from POST UTME Screening
  7. Late change of Institution & Mismatch of Catchment.

JAMB allowed Awaiting Result Candidates to register & to also sit for the UTME. BUT:

  1. These candidates can’t be considered for admission on awaiting result status
  2. They must upload their O’ level results on the Board’s portal before the commencement of the admission exercise
  3. Their O’ level results form a crucial part of their registration requirements

Most Sought-After Schools in Nigeria

Top 10 Most Sought-After Universities in Nigeria

In this category, JAMB listed the top ten universities that UTME candidates chose as their first choice. These universities have been regarded as the toughest universities in Nigeria.

  1. University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Kwara State (UNILORIN)
  2. University of Lagos, Lagos State (UNILAG)
  3. University of Benin, Benin City, Edo State (UNIBEN)
  4. University of Nigeria Nsukka, Enugu State (UNN)
  5. Federal University Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State (FUOYE)
  6. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State (ABU)
  7. Bayero University, Kano, Kano State (BUK)
  8. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State (UNIZIK)
  9. Obafemi Awolowo University, IleIfe, Osun State (OAU)
  10. University of Jos, Jos, Plateau State (UNIJOS)

Click on the image below for more details…

Top 10 Most Sought-After Polytechnics in Nigeria

  • Kaduna Polytechnic, Kaduna, Kaduna State
  • Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin, Kwara State
  • Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, Ogun State
  • Yaba College Of Technology, Yaba, Lagos State
  • Federal Polytechnic, Offa, Kwara State
  • Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu, Lagos State
  • Federal Polytechnic, Nasarawa, Nasarawa State
  • School of Nursing and Midwifery, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, University, Bauchi
  • The Polytechnic, Ibadan, Oyo State
  • Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State

Top 10 Most Sought-After Colleges of Education in Nigeria

Top 10 Schools Who Admitted Most Students


  1. University Of Ilorin, Ilorin, Kwara State
  2. University Of Benin, Benin City, Edo State
  3. University Of Maiduguri, Borno State
  4. University Of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State
  5. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State
  6. University Of Port-harcourt, Rivers State
  7. University Of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State
  8. Federal University, Oye-ekiti, Ekiti State
  9. Ekiti State University, Ado-ekiti, Ekiti State
  10. University Of Lagos, Lagos State


  1. Kaduna Polytechnic, Kaduna, Kaduna State
  2. Yaba College of Technology, Yaba, Lagos State
  3. Lagos State Poly, Ikorodu, Lagos State
  4. Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, Ogun State
  5. The Polytechnic, Ibadan, Oyo State
  6. Federal Polytechnic, Offa, Kwara State
  7. Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi, Bauchi State
  8. Federal Polytechnic, Oko, Anambra State
  9. Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State
  10. Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechnic, Unwana, Afikpo, Ebonyi State


  1. Federal College of Education, Zaria
  2. Federal College of Education (Tech.), Gombe
  3. Federal College of Education, Kano
  4. Federal College of Education, Pankshin
  5. Kaduna State College of Education, Gidan-Waya, Kafanchan
  6. Federal College of Education (Special), Oyo
  7. College of Education, Akwanga
  8. FCT College of Education, Zuba
  9. Federal College of Education (Tech.), Potiskum
  10. Federal College of Education, Abeokuta

Eye-Opening Stories from JAMB Policy Meeting

“I made Mistake”

  • It is called “I made Mistake”
  • Candidate initially upload genuine O’ level results to JAMB on CAPS
  • Upload fake result with higher grades to the portal of the institution
  • The fake result boost the ranking of the candidate at the institution
  • The fake result is then substituted with genuine one (with lower grades)
  • JAMB spot-checked and accused the institution of manipulation – Unilorin 2019 experience at registration point
  • Results provided on CAPS are to be used for ranking
  • It will be downloaded by the institutions
  • No candidate is required to do any other upload until he/she is admitted
  • Result Download by institutions from CAPS has been made mandatory

Skipping of Merit Candidates


  • A candidate wrote to the Board that University of Benin denied her admission to Doctor of Pharmacy
  • The University claimed it was as a result of quota


The candidate has all requirements to be admitted on merit

  • She ranked as one of the best 30 for the programme
  • We (JAMB) adjusted the quota by two spaces to be able to accommodate her because two other candidates who took her place had accepted

Under-the-table Admissions V

BABCOCK issued a ‘Provisional Undergraduate Admission” to candidate already admitted in FUTA


  • The candidate who was admitted and completed the process in FUTA
  • The University asked the candidate through a third-party to request for new admission letter without going through FUTA

Varying Minimum UTME Score


  • OAU requested 200 as institutional minimum UTME score for all programmes
  • 180 was requested as minimum score for candidates who went through pre-degree and those seeking admission to Adeyemi COE


  • 180 becomes the institutional minimum UTME score for all
  • Pre-degree programme candidates are not supposed to be inferior
  • Adeyemi COE holds the degree of OAU cannot have another minimum score different the B.Ed of OAU

JAMB Result Upgrade Scam Exposed



  • A JAMB Candidate complained to Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) that he first checked his result and scored 220.
  • He checked again and saw 183
  • He wants 220 restored


  • He actually scored 183
  • JAMB wrote to FCCPC to be part of the investigation
  • FCCPC was to invite Oladipupo for participation in the investigation session
  • The father rejected the invitation and opted to drop the case
  • JAMB said they’ll prosecute the Father and the candidate.

UTME / DE Registration Statistics (2015-2021).

From UTME and Direct Entry (DE) Registration statistics (2015-2019), it was revealed that this year (2019) was the highest.

The table below shows the Statistics of UTME and Direct Entry registration from 2015 to 2019. Mobile users should scroll the table to the side to view the full content.

2015 1,475,600 168,472 1,644,072
2016 1,592,462 172,397 1,764,859
2017 1,722,269 160,290 1,882,559
2018 1,653,127 139,891 1,793,018
2019 1,886,509 103,173 1,989,682


  1. Cluster of fraudsters who had been benefitting from examination malpractice continue to forge the Registrar’s signature, writing fictitious news items that JAMB website had crashed and all examinations written were cancelled
  2. Again, they were mistaken. We are grateful to Government especially FME

What JAMB has Decided to do

  1. Partnering security operatives & relevant agencies on cyber crimes
  2. Engaging the machineries & sponsoring them in order to tap from their knowledge
  3. Movement of some services to the registration portal in order to prevent extortion of candidates

Download the Presentation of “JAMB Policy Meeting”.

Just like we promised, click the download button to download the presentation of the JAMB registrar in the 20th Policy meeting with stakeholders.


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Agbelusi Michael

Hello, please will I need to pay money when am ready to upload my o level result at jamb center


Please sir, can I study biochemistry with aggregate of 186, and when will Jamb portal for course and institution could be open?


How can I know the number of enugu state’s candidates that applied for medicine to unijos?


Can they still upload the o’ level result on jamb portal.


Please, is it that people that has not gotten their o level and awaiting for Waec won’t get Admission this year?


Is it possible for an institution to increase their cut off mark apart from the one given by jamb

Adeniyi Adewoye

Kindly help convince JAMB to open the portal for change of courses and institutions. Some state branch office claimed they have not heard anything on this. The portal reads services not available. Thanks

Mhiz Pamela

What is cut off mark for Economic in university of Nigeria Nsukka

Aladejebi lekan

Okay am waiting oo

Olajide Isaiah

Please what ever is going to happen let it favour for the aspirants


Am waiting for the reply

James Divine

We are waiting

Alimi Faridat Bisola

Please sir /ma help me with admission in to federal university birnin kebbi this year, I scored 182 in my jamb, and the is now three years now and still yet I was not been giving admission by caps, so sir/ma am hoping to render me this year, may almighty Allah bless you abundantly (Amin) ? bijahirosul Muhammad


wat is d cut off mark for mineral resources in auchi




Thankew allschool, got dat.


My subjects combination… English, Mathematics, Economics nd Islamic studies. Are the subjects suitable to study FINANCE in Unilorin?…. Urgent reply please!.


please what is the cut of accountancy


What is fulokoja cut off mark for the 2019/2020 jamb exam?


what is the cut of mack of fudma, business manegment my jamb score is 154


i saw in one newspaper(i cant recall the name)that jamb has announced the date admission process will start from 2nd july to 16th october for 1st choice, while 17th october to 17th december for second choice. i read it yesterday…

Allschool Chief Editor

According to JAMB Statistics, see the top ten universities candidates chose this 2018.;

1. UNILORIN – 86,401 candidates
2. ABU Zaria – 74,635 candidates
3. UNIBEN – 70,282 ”
4. UNN – 66,486
5. UNILAG – 62,436
6. BUK – 56,251
7. OAU – 48,646
8. UNIZIK – 48,544
9. UI – 47,544
10. UNIJOS – 46,082


please can someone give the full summary of what happened in meeting?
bcos i did not understand what happened in the meeting?
i did not hear any cutoff mark being announced or anythg lyk that… while watching it on tele…


please cant someone give the full summary of what happened in meeting?
bcos i did not understand what happened in the meeting?
i did not hear any cutoff mark being announced or anythg lyk that…


The board did not/has not concluded on any cutoff Mark for 2018/2019 session

Allschool Chief Editor

Out of over 1.8million candidates that sate for the 2018 UTME, not up to 420,000 candidates scored above 200. While over 1.6million candidates scored above 120


Aspirants can also go to to download the policy meeting in a pdf format…
Allschool I tried,right??

Allschool Chief Editor

According to JAMB, these two documents are very important for admission processing:
Jamb Original result ( the one with passport)
And JAMB Admission letter.


NTA has terminated the programme…. I’m not sure if it’s a commercial break or total termination of the meeting..

Allschool Chief Editor

The live broadcast has UST been terminated….let’s see if it will be back!

Meanwhile we have sighted the Ghana’s Education Minister….

Allschool Chief Editor

The cut mark for this year is yet to be announced. For now, the the Governor of the state hosting the meeting is giving his address….

Allschool Chief Editor

And…JAMB has reintroduced Integrated Brochure and Syllabus System (IBASS) . This platform is to help candidates ease the stress of knowing requirements for a particular course in a particular school.

With this introduced platform, once you select your aspiring course, you can view their requirements and schools that offer them.

This platform will really help students make the right decision as to the best course that suits that subject combination.


JAMB has inaugrated IBASS. Meaning Integrated Brochure and Syllabus System. This is an online system accessible to candidates and tertiary institutions. Institutions can login to this system to change their requirements on the brochure any time if need be. Candidates can equally log on to the system state their requirements and the system will come up with list of institutions such candidates are qualified to be admitted. This will help candidates to easily know the right institutions they need to apply to or change to if need be.

Allschool Chief Editor

JAMB Boss has reiterated that one of the main reason some candidates don’t rewrite UTME is because they do insist on a particular course.

If such candidates are given admission into that department, they seem not to be interested…

Allschool Chief Editor

Still on the meeting!

You know before now you don’t need JAMB to get admission into some school’s programmes?

The latest now is that candidates of distance learning, part-time and sandwich will now go through JAMB.

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