With the news of jamb results being generally poor or on the average almost every academic session, a lot of jambites (students who took the jamb exam) are faced with the decision of looking for higher institutions that would accept them with their low jamb score. A good number of prestigious Universities and Polytechnics are unwilling to reduce their cut-off marks to accommodate a vast number of prospective students, however, some other Institutions, Universities or Polytechnics have decided to make it a little easier for those who scored from 100 to 120. In this article, our major focus would however be on the Polytechnics that have decided to accommodate this set of people.
The goal of this, is to let each candidate know if he or she has met the minimal requirements to participate in the Post-UTME or admission screening process of their selected school. If not, you must alter your course/institution. Many students who took the recently completed Jamb 2023 UTME tests may be wondering if they are qualified to apply for various Polytechnics in 2023.
The following is the entire JAMB cut-off mark that JAMB has suggested for admittance into Nigerian polytechnics;
Federal Polytechnics — 120: A few private polytechnics allow JAMB scores of 120 and above.
This may also differ depending on the course you apply for.
Candidates having a JAMB score of 120 are qualified to apply to state polytechnics. This may also differ depending on the course you apply for.
Private Polytechnics — 110: Candidates having JAMB scores of 110 and above are accepted by private polytechnics. This may differ depending on the course you enroll for.
This article is for you, if you fall into the group of people with low jamb scores looking for Polytechnics willing to accept them.
Note: The cut-off mark for the 2023/2024 academic session has yet to be released by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB). The one shown here is for the previous academic year. However, this still works and serve as a guide because most of the polytechnics listed here have been using the cut off marks stated here in the last 5 years hence an indication of what to look forward to in the 2023/2024 academic session.
List of Polytechnics that Accept 120 JAMB Cut Off Mark 2023
- SURE FOUNDATION POLYTECHNIC, AKWA IBOM STATE
- ST MARY POLYTECHNIC, NIGER STATE
- KANO STATE POLYTECHNIC
- KALAC CHRISTAL POLYTECHNIC, LAGOS STATE
- HASSAN USMAN KATSINA POLYTECHNIC
- ANAMBRA STATE FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC, OKO.
- ADAMAWA STATE POLYTECHNIC
- ABUBAKAR TATARI ALI POLYTECHNIC, BAUCHI STATE
- AUCHI POLYTECHNIC (AUCHIPOLY)
- FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC, ADO-EKITI
- FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC, BAUCHI
- FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC, BIDA
- FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC, EDE, OSUN STATE
- FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC, IDAH
- FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC, ILARO
- FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC, NASSARAWA
- FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC, NEKEDE
- FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC OFFA
- ABRAHAM ADESANYA POLYTECHNIC
- ABIA STATE POLYTECHNIC
- ENUGU POLYTECHNIC
- GATEWAY POLYTECHNIC, IGBESA
- RUFUS GIWA POLYTECHNIC
- THE POLYTECHNIC, IBADAN
- INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT AND TECHNOLOGY ENUGU
- IMO STATE POLYTECHNIC, UMUAGWO
- JIGAWA STATE POLYTECHNIC
- KANO STATE POLYTECHNIC
- KOGI STATE POLYTECHNIC
- KWARA STATE POLYTECHNIC, ILORIN
- LAGOS STATE POLYTECHNIC, IKORODU
- MOSHOOD ABIOLA POLYTECHNIC
- NASARAWA STATE POLYTECHNIC
- NUHU BAMALLI POLYTECHNIC
- DELTA STATE POLYTECHNIC, OGWASHI-UKU
- DELTA STATE POLYTECHNIC, OTEFE
- OSUN STATE POLYTECHNIC, IREE
- OSUN STATE COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY, ESA-OKE
- DELTA STATE POLYTECHNIC, OZORO
- PLATEAU STATE POLYTECHNIC, BARKIN-LADI
- POLYTECHNIC OF SOKOTO
- RAMAT POLYTECHNIC
- RIVERS STATE POLYTECHNIC
- GATEWAY POLYTECHNIC SAAPADE
- NIGER STATE POLY, ZUNGERU, NIGER STATE
List of Polytechnics that Accept 110 Cut-off Mark
Here is a list of Polytechnics that accept from 110 to 119;
- OSUN STATE POLYTECHNIC
- GLOBAL POLYTECHNIC, ONDO STATE
List of Polytechnics that Accept 100 JAMB Cut-off Mark
Here is a list of Polytechnics that accept 100;
- TRINITY POLYTECHNIC, AKWA IBOM STATE
- THE POLYTECHNIC, IMESI-ILE, OSUN STATE
- THE POLYTECHNIC IGBO-OWU, KWARA STATE
- THE IBARAPA POLYTECHNIC, OYO STATE
- PRIME POLYTECHNICS, AJAOKUTA, KOGI STATE
- NOGAK POLYTECHNIC, IKOM, CROSS RIVER STATE
- LIGHT HOUSE POLYTECHNIC, EDO STATE
- LENS POLYTECHNIC, KWARA STATE.
- KOGI STATE POLYTECHNIC, LOKOJA
- KENULE BENSON SARO-WIWA POLYTECHNIC, RIVERS STATE
- JIGAWA STATE POLYTECHNIC, DUTSE, JIGAWA STATE
- GBAJO POLYTECHNIC, OSUN STATE
- IBADAN CITY POLYTECHNIC, OYO STATE
- HUSSAINI ADAMU FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC, JIGAWA STATE
- HERITAGE POLYTECHNIC, AKWA IBOM STATE
- GRACE POLYTECHNIC, LAGOS STATE
- FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC, BAYELSA STATE
- FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC, TARABA STATE
- DORBEN POLYTECHNIC, FCT-ABUJA
- D.S. ADEGBENRO ICT POLYTECHNIC, OGUN STATE
- BOLMOR POLYTECHNIC, AGODI IBADAN, OYO STATE
- BEST SOLUTION POLYTECHNIC, ONDO STATE.
- AKANU IBIAM FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC, UNWANA, EBONYI STATE
Please keep in mind that the 120 cut-off score declared by JAMB was rejected by a large number of Polytechnics. Only a few people consented to utilize it, and the schools that agreed are listed above. We took the effort to compile a list of Polytechnics that accept a 100 cut off mark or a cut off mark less than 120.
Modify Your Polytechnic to Your First Preference
You’ve probably heard that some candidates are switching their polytechnic to their first preference. One may ask, Polytechnic as a first option?
And if you weren’t already aware, you are now. Allow me to elaborate…
In the UTME, you have four options, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place. Some applicants feel that the first option must be University, the second choice must be Poly, and so on.
You are free to choose your school in any way you see fit. To put it another way, polytechnic might be your first choice, followed by university. In fact, if you like, you may choose a polytechnic as the four options if that is what you desire. You don’t have to choose a University as first choice because that is what most people around you are doing.
Now, if you have a score of less than 120 but are unable to locate universities that accept it for your preferred degree, try moving to the Polytechnic you had picked as second or third – by bringing it to the first. If your score was between 120 and 179, this is a good option. Such polytechnics prioritize those who have chosen them above others. The same is true for educational institutions.
Keep in mind that these information provided to you here, is to enable you make a better choice especially as regards to getting into the desired polytechnic of your choice. Similarly, below are guidelines for obtaining admission easily in Nigeria.
Guidelines for Easily Obtaining Admission in Nigeria
If you wish to write JAMB and obtain admission in a year, the following are effective Guidelines for Gaining Admission Easily in Nigeria to follow.
- Apply for less competitive courses when looking for admission:
- If you know your JAMB score is poor and you will not be able to enroll in your preferred course, switch to a less competitive one.
- Choose universities with a lower level of competition: Institutions with a small number of applications frequently admit students with low JAMB scores.
- Don’t pursue a professional course such as law or medicine. However, if you are serious about pursuing a professional education, you should ensure that you obtain a good JAMB score. You might also attend a less competitive Polytechnic/University that provides this professional training.
- If you apply to highly competitive schools, you must choose a less competitive course, such as education or agriculture. However, if you want to pursue a professional degree at a competitive polytechnic/university, you must ensure a good JAMB score.
At the end of this article, readers should be able to identify the Polytechnics that would be willing to accept them with their present Jamb score, they should also be able to make better decisions as to their potential course of study and make better choices during their school application process.