The Minister of Education, Professor Ruqayattu Rufai who announced this at the end of a policy meeting with administrators of tertiary institutions in Abuja also announced 150 marks as cut-off point for students seeking admission into polytechnics and colleges of education.
Professor Rufai says the reduction in the cut-off marks for polytechnics and colleges of education is aimed at encouraging students to seek admission into those educational institutions.
Vice Chancellors, Registrars and Administrators of Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges of Education as well as the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board attended the policy meeting to determine cut-off marks into tertiary institutions for the 2013/2014 academic session.
The Minister of Education stressed the need for students to be encouraged to seek admission into polytechnics and colleges of education.
On his part, the Minister of State for Education, Nyesom Wike, advocated the complete computerisation of JAMB examinations while the Senate committee chairman on Education, Senator Uche Chukwumerije, appealed for greater funding for the examination body.