Due to the widespread low scores in the 2021 Unified Tertiary Institutions Matriculation Examination (UTME), admission cut off marks of several institutions are expectedly low. For example, there are federal polytechnics that have advertised cut off marks of 120 for 2021/22 admission. Let us take a cursory look at some of these polytechnics.
Federal Polytechnic, Ede (Osun State) is one of the federal polytechnics that has advertised a cut off mark of 120 for 2021/22 on its website. This poly was established in 1992 by the federal military government of Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida. This followed the excision of Osun State from the old Oyo State in 1991. Academic activities began in the school in 1993 with the admission of the first set of 847 students. The institution currently has about 30 departments. The post-UTME registration will close in November, 2021.
Another federal polytechnic that has advertised a cut of mark of 120 for 2021/22 admission is Petroleum Training Institute (PTI), Effurun (Delta State). PTI is was established by law in 1972 to train technical manpower for the oil angle gas sector. The institute current has many academic programs offering National Diploma (ND) and Higher National Diploma. The current registration exercise will close in late October while the screening will be held on November 16 and 17.
Federal College of Dental Technology and Therapy, Enugu (FEDCODTTEN) has also allowed candidates with minimum score of 120 in 2021 UTME to apply for admission. This institution was originally established by the colonial government as Federal School of Dental Technology and Hygiene, Lagos. In 1978, the institution was renamed Federal School of Dental Technology and Therapy. FEDCODTTEN took its present name by an act of the National Assembly in 2017. The college now has the mandate. The institution currently offers ND and HND programs across three faculties. The school also has affiliation with the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) to offer degree programs.
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