This is Why We Reduced The 2017 Cutoff Marks-JAMB

at 10:10 AM, 28/08/2017 (1 year ago)
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THE Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, explained, yesterday, that the decision by stakeholders in education sector to reduce tertiary institutions’ admission cut-off points, beginning with the 2017 academic calendar, was to stop the quest for foreign education by Nigerians.

It also said the cut-off marks being condemned by the public, like in previous cases, were never strictly followed by most institutions.

“Institutions were going behind to admit candidates with far less, with others admitting candidates who never sat for JAMB, “it said.

The board, which queried the continuous controversies arising from the stakeholders’ action, blamed rising quest for foreign education to what it called “our policies and attitude to national values and deep concern for realistic benchmarks for national development.

“Such and so many other poorly thought out policies have pushed our frustrated candidates out of Nigeria to developed and neighbouring African nations for education they could not get at home.’’

To this end, JAMB vowed to press ahead with current admission benchmark, stressing that it would not be deterred to do what was right for the country.

JAMB, in a statement by its Head of Media, Dr Fabian Benjamin, said the education sector was at its retrogressive stage because many were afraid to say the truth for fear of being condemned.

According to the statement, “it is obvious that the quest to go abroad for foreign education is not as a result of shortage of spaces or standard given some of the institutions attended by these Nigerians but partly due to some of our policies and attitude to national values and deep concern for realistic benchmarks for national development.

“The much trending controversy over the just released cut off marks for 2017 admission exercise by stakeholders at the policy meetingis quite unnecessary.”

“Today, we are where we are because many are afraid to say the truth for fear of being condemned rather than being celebrated and set free as commanded by the Holy books.

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“This not withstanding, the Board will not be deterred,   we will continue to say the truth as it is and support policies that would bring our education system out of the woods.

“Today, it is a known fact that millions of Nigerians are out there schooling in mushroom institutions and they will at the end come back with all kinds of degree certificates that we can not explain their contents.

“Our naira is continually   devalued as a result of so many reasons, including the pressure to pay these school’s fees.

“Irrespective of this turn of event in our education history,   our tertiary institutions hardly fill their available spaces otherwise known as carrying capacity.”

The statement continued:” The question we all should be concern about is   how to address the flight of Nigerians to glorified secondary schools called universities in Ghana, Uganda and even Gam


ruthie at 01:16 PM, 28/08/2017 (1 year ago)
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BETTER..AT LEAST EVERYONE WILL HAVE A CHANCE OF GOING TO UNIVERSITY...UNLIKE BEFORE WEN PERSON GO DEY WRITE JAMB FOR 10 YEARS
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tegonwa at 05:08 AM, 29/08/2017 (1 year ago)
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The More The Standards Of Education In Nigeria,the More The Reduction In Jamb Cut-off Marks.So Hopeless!Nawaa O!
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Pleasantness at 12:45 AM, 3/09/2017 (1 year ago)
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how many student gets below 150 in cut off mark. if they like they should reduce it to 0, they will not give admission only to those they consider there persons. Nigeria Nigeria
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