Governor El-Rufai Bemoans Low UTME Cut-Off Mark, Says It Is Making Northern Youths Lazy

Date: 25-11-2020 9:40 pm (1 month ago) | Author: Olusanya Akinrinola
- at 25-11-2020 09:40 PM (1 month ago)
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Governor Nasir El-Rufai has stated that the low UTME cut-off marks needed for admission into northern universities is making youths in the region lazy.
He made this known during the plenary session on “Rethinking Sub-National Competitiveness” at the ongoing Nigerian Economic Summit, stated that even though many think JAMB is building the nation with different cut-off mark for different states, they are however dividing it.

El-Rufai also rhetorically asked if the North has caught up with people from other regions even though JAMB is giving them lower cut-off marks.

He said;

“The northerners are at advantage. The low JAMB cut-off mark is making northern youth lazy rather than encouraging them. Despite the advantage of the education in Nigeria, we have the highest number of children out of school.

“For example, Joint Admissions Matriculation Board, (JAMB), gives different cut-off mark for different states and you say you are building a nation, no you are dividing it.

“I am from the north but we have suffered educational disadvantage and the JAMB has given us lower cut-off mark to catch up, have we caught up?

“It is making people lazy.”

Posted: at 25-11-2020 09:40 PM (1 month ago) | Hero
- mgiwa6 at 25-11-2020 10:02 PM (1 month ago)
These people will “graduate” from the universities with poor grades and get unfairly recruited into the federal/states jobs. No wonder Nigeria remains the way it is.
Posted: at 25-11-2020 10:02 PM (1 month ago) | Upcoming