The minimum cut-off mark has aroused a wave of discontent among the academia. The Academic Staff Union of Universities can’t accept the decision of JAMB (Joint Admission and Matriculation Board).
The admission marks 120 and 100 for universities and colleges do not sound promising for the quality of Nigerian education.
The Chairman of ASUU (The university of Ibadan) Dr. Deji Omole expressed his opinion about the new law. He doesn’t see anything good in the policy. The more reduced a cut-off mark is the lower-qualified graduate the country will have.
The situation gets more complicated with illegally enrolled students. Nearly 30% of applicants had less than the cut-off mark. For now, the registrar of JAMB actively participates in the process in order to eradicate such illegal acts. A good lesson should be elicited from it. Somehow, the exam body tries to regulate the mess. They promise that anything like that will not happen for the next year.
The head of ASUU asked lots of questions which are still unanswered: “Where are those that JAMB registrar said entered universities illegally? Which universities admitted them? If 30 percent did not take JAMB and found their way into the university system is that not corruption and a message that JAMB is not significant anymore?
Naij Nigeria discovers the reason that was a prerequisite for implementing the notorious policy. In fact, the law is meant to ruin public education. Lots of private universities are in hands of people who are close to government. They find the cut-off marks 120 and 100 more than advantageous.
ASUU tries to influence the government as lots of reforms need to be done in education. Mr. Omole was straightforward in his speech. He accused the statesmen of wrongdoing for public education. He compared their deeds to digging the grave for the future.