Opinion

JAMB and the Dumbing Down of the Nigerian Youth, By Femi Akinfolarin

The devastation of our educational system is accelerating and the future of the Nigerian state is becoming bleaker because each time JAMB removes one more rung of the academic ladder, they pound one more nail into the system that cripples our youth. It is time to either restructure JAMB or…
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Opinion

Dirty Secrets In the Cut-Off War, By Azu Ishiekwene

At least two vice chancellors present at the Abuja meeting informed me that it was not JAMB but the administrators, comprising the vice chancellors, provosts, rectors and registrars present who lowered the cut-off points after they were informed, among other things, that the “Late Application by Institution" list will no…
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Columns

Needless Furore Over JAMB Cut-off Mark, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

- Professor Ish'aq Oloyede, JAMB registrar Although 120 was agreed on, it is, however, not binding on all because each university sets its own standard and is bound by it, while JAMB has an oversight function, supervises and ensures the criteria and standards of the institutions are adhered to. The…
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Opinion

JAMB and Cut-Off Marks: Nigeria’s Need for Better Educational Value, By Omotayo Fakinlede

The present high-octane exchanges on JAMB and its cut-off marks will not change anything for good. I am not calling for a scrapping of JAMB, it can still become a useful institution when it lives up to its name of a “Joint” Admissions and Matriculations Body. In that role, it…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Protecting the Integrity of Nigerian University Admissions and Public Education, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

The crux of the matter is: We must resist the impulse of turning our universities into academic wastelands. The paths of political interference, academic sloth, and mediocre achievement will ultimately lead us astray and endanger Nigeria. The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) designed the United Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME)…
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Opinion

JAMB: The 2017 Examination Process and Many Misleading Narratives, By Fabian Benjamin

Our focus is to conduct a fair examination that stakeholders will be proud of next month. The road may be a little tedious but our concern at the moment is our destination and the overall interest of the nation, not that of a cabal of exploiters. We need the support…
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