The 20th Policy Conference on tertiary institutions in Nigeria has approved 160 or more as the national minimum admission benchmark for admission into public universities in 2020.
A video conference held on Tuesday, also see JAMB approved 140 as the minimum score for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination for private universities.
120 UTME score has been approved for entry into polytechnics while 100 UTME score as been approved for College of Education, innovative enterprise and institutes.
The JAMB registrar, Ishaq Olalede, stated during the meeting that tertiary institutions heads should not increase admission screening charges above N2000.
Olayede said in his speech that about 1,157,977 candidates sat for the UTME had the minimum of five credits with Mathematics and English Language inclusive.
He stated that out of the 1, 157,977 candidates that sat for UTME only 612,557 students got admission into tertiary institutions in Nigeria.
He said that candidates who have pending results will only be considered when their results is out on the JAMB website.
The Federal Government has warned tertiary institutions not to open except with their approval.
Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, the Minister of State for Education, disclose that they look on more relaxation of Covid19 restrictions which will eventually lead to tertiary institutions reopening, he advised that all tertiary institutions should wait for Federal Government directives as well as when there are available Covid19 guidelines for the reopening schools across the federation.