Caleb University in Imota , Lagos State , says its cut – off mark for admission in the 2017 /2018 academic session will be 120 as stipulated by Joint Admission Matriculation Board .
Its Vice- Chancellor, Prof . Daniel Aina , said on Friday in Lagos that the cut -off mark was aimed at “liberalising admission ” into tertiary institutions and give access to the best candidates .
“ The 120 cut – off mark was a joint decision of all Nigeria universities vice chancellors , not the JAMB alone .
“ Since universities are still at liberty to conduct Post- Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination to access their candidates and select the best , we are sure to still have the best students in the system to admit , ’’ he said .
Aina said the Post- UTME could not be cancelled in universities as “ JAMB score is not enough to test the capability of a student ’’ .
He said that admission into Caleb University was not only about JAMB scores as there were other criteria the university employed to access candidates before recommending them for admission .
According to him , candidates who choose Caleb University and scored 120 and above would still be interviewed among other processes of selection .
“ That a candidate scores 300 or more is not a license to be admitted in Caleb.
“ You can score that much and still be denied admission if you have no moral value, while a candidate who scored between 120 and 200 marks may be admitted if he or she has excellent moral value and positive character .
“ We do not just want to admit an academic giant , but a moral dwarf, so we ensure that a candidate is certified both academically and morally , ’’ he said .