It’s not just cut-off marks that were lowered by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).


The grammar was also lowered, and the error tweet has raised dust on social media.

The board, via its Twitter handle, meant to say the 120 cut-off mark for admission into universities is not an automatic ticket for admission.

But instead, it tweeted, “the 120 cut off marks for universities does not automatic admission”.


Reacting to the tweet, @AmbodeObsarver, a Twitter handle that specialises in tongue-in-cheek satire, tweeted at Akinwunmi Ambode, Lagos state governor, asking if JAMB’s proficiency in the English language could meet its 120 cut-off mark.

The board had on Tuesday announced 120 as the cut-off mark for admission into universities.

The cut-off mark for admission into polytechnics is 100, colleges of education is also 100, while national innovative enterprise institution is 110.

The new cut-off marks have elicited a lot of negative reactions while some tertiary institutions and unions have outrightly rejected it.


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