* Says Genuine Cut-Off Marks Are Displayed Only On The Institution's Website

By JVINN Okafor (Managing Editor) @AuntyJVIN

The Public Relations Officer of the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN), Chief Okwu Omeaku, has debunked an online trending cut-off marks for the 2020/2021 admission for the institution, describing it as fake.

The alleged "fake" admission cut-off marks for all departments in the University has been trending on social media for some weeks now, giving admission seekers, parents and guardians, a false sense of hope or despair, while also creating anxiety and panic among candidates.

Reacting to widespread allegation, that the UNN does not bring out admission cut-off marks early enough to guide prospective students on how to pursue their admission needs due to alleged "admission racketeering", the spokesman described the story however as untrue, explaining that the admission processes in the University is usually well streamlined and also involves JAMB's input.

 

In an exclusive interview with NIGERIAN NEWSLEADER correspondent, Omeaku explained the processes of admission in the school thus: "Usually, after JAMB and the post-UTME results are released, the Deans of the University Faculties will meet and decide on what should be the individual cut-off marks for the departments under them. After compiling all the agreed cut-off marks, it will then be sent to the Senate of the University for a review and harmonization.

"Now the Senate after reviewing the entire cut-off marks and given its approval, will bring it back to the faculty management. The management of the faculties will loot at whatever input the Senate had made or accepted and agreed with, before the school will now prepare it and send to JAMB. If JAMB okays it, that's the only time the UNN will release the official cut-off marks as merit list. In this merit list, even if a candidate is from anywhere or the child of a nobody, but has met the cut-off requirement and the person's O'level result conforms with the basic requirements of his or her course of study, that person will automatically get the admission.

 

"The second stage of the admission process is what the UNN call "shopping". This means that your cut-off mark did not meet the requirements of your primary choice of course. For instance, if you applied initially through JAMB for a science course like medicine and the cut-off mark for medicine is 350, and your cumulative score (for both JAMB and Post-UTME) is slightly less than that 350, you can then shop (change of course), through JAMB for an alternate science course that its cut-off mark is less than the 350. UNN will most likely give you the opportunity to get admission to study that alternate course.

 

"The third process is what is called the VC's (Vice Chancellor) list. The VC's list is where discretionary admission considerations could come in, because it doesn't take cognizance of the official cut-off marks for admission. Under this admission category, anybody could be given discretionary consideration, as long as that person meets the minimum JAMB score", the UNN spokesman stated. NNL.