The Kaduna State University has released her cut off marks for 2020/2021. In this article we shall be discussing KASU Cut off Mark for this academic session. Meanwhile, if you are a JAMB/UTME Candidate that selected this institution of learning as your choice, this is the best place for you to get the appropriate information regarding the minimum jamb and departmental cut off mark required of any applicant that applied for admission into this university to meet up with.
For the sake of proper guide and clarity, we would have to give a few definition of cut off mark(s) because we realized recently that some of the UTME candidates do not understand what cut off mark means.
According to the general academic rules and guidelines for determining a student who is qualified to study a certain course in the University/any higher institution of learning, the ‘cutoff mark’ simply means the minimum score a student who is aspiring for admission must have made before such candidate would be considered for admission into the higher institution of learning of his/her choice as it is understandable that any student who aspires for admission in the University must have selected a particular course of study, which automatically means that such student will be admitted into a specific department in the University based on the course of study chosen. However, it is expected that students who meet up with the admission requirements as laid down by the University will be offered admission based on their meritorious performance.
In one of the recent 2019 news about education and admission-seeking candidates in Nigeria, the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) announced that students who score at least 160 points in the UTME result, which has a maximum score of 400 points, are eligible for admission into the public universities in the country. But despite this information, there are several universities in Nigeria who set there cut off marks above the stated minimum score requirements because they insist on maintaining their admission standard. KASU is one of these Universities; the minimum cut off point for KASU is 170.
The Kaduna State University (KASU) has nine (9) faculties currently available in the institution, which are ‘Faculty of Agriculture, Faculty of Social Sciences, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Education, College of Medicine, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Faculty of Management Sciences, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Meanwhile the courses available according to departments as well as the cut off marks will be randomly highlighted in the table below.
KASU Cut off Mark 2020/2021 (Jamb and Departmental)
|Arabic Studies||170 upward|
|Business Administration||240 upward|
|Biological Sciences||220 upward|
|Crop Production||220 upward|
|Chinese Studies||170 upward|
|Computer Science||200 upward|
|Environmental Management||180 upward|
|Drama/Performing Arts||220 upward|
|Estate Management||180 upward|
|Islamic Studies||170 upward|
|Library and Information Science||180|
|Industrial Chemistry||200 upward|
|Medicine and Surgery||260 upward|
|Political Science||200 upward|
Now that the Cut Off mark for each course has already been stated above, let us quickly give Example for JAMB (Joint Admission and Matriculation Board) Cutoff- If the Kaduna State University (KASU) management says its minimum JAMB(Joint admission and Matriculation Board) requirement to study Medicine and Surgery in kasu is 260 and a candidate who applied for medicine and surgery scored 250, which is obviously lower to the University’s requirement, such a candidate will not be considered for admission because he/she scored lower than the school actually required, but if the candidate scored 260 and above in Jamb (JOINT ADMISSION AND MATRICULATION BOARD), such candidate will be considered for admission.
Am I automatically qualified for admission into Kaduna State University (KASU) if I score 170?
Kaduna State University is a very prestigious University in Nigeria which consequently makes seeking admission to the institution a very competitive one. However, it is best advice that a candidate beats the cut off mark by scoring higher than 170 as the departmental score point. In most cases for admission, several applicant score higher than 170, which means those that scored higher than the minimum required will be first prioritized for admission before giving consideration to those that scored exactly 170.
Take for instance, candidate that wants to study Medicine, everyone knows that medicine is a very competitive course to study in the university and it definitely requires extraordinary candidates. The department of medicine might need just fifteen (15) candidates to be considered for admission in an academic session, meanwhile the number of candidates that meet up and scored ahead of the departmental cut off mark are like twenty (20), be that as it may, the departments would obviously have to devise a mechanism to reduce the candidates to fifteen (15) and one of the major criteria for the streamline is to identify those that scored higher marks, therefore candidate should try as much as possible to perform better.
Based on the information gathered from the university’s official platform/website, Kaduna state university (KASU) was established under Kaduna State Law on 21st May, 2004.
The reason for the creation of the institution is to improve the quality of tertiary education in the northern part of Nigeria and in the country as a whole and majorly due to the urgent demand for university education in the past few years before the institution got created.
In retrospect, the Kaduna State University was established on 21st May 2004 with two campuses, one in Kaduna Town and other one in Kafanchan. Academic activities started in Kaduna Campus in 2005/2006 academic session with just nineteen (19) undergraduate programmes, three (3) Faculties, 17 academic departments and a College of Basic Studies.
Currently, the university has two (2) schools, two (2) colleges , 32 undergraduate programmes, 54 postgraduate programmes , in the two (2) campuses.
Little more basic info about the University according to wiki;
Location – Kaduna, Kaduna State Nigeria
Established – 2004
Motto – Knowledge for Development and Unity
Vice Chancellor – Prof. Muhammad Tanko
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