JAMB Prepares to Put a Stop to Cut-Off Marks.
Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, who the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board’s (JAMB) Registrar, has made a call for a national debate on the essence of cut off marks.
The move will allow universities/institutions to choose the candidates they prefer.
Dr Fabian Benjamin, who is the JAMB Head, Media and Information, explained yesterday via a statement, that such kind of change would be achievable due to the ongoing reforms that the establishment is facing.
It further noted that cut off marks does not real make any sense when Colleges alongside Polytechnics admit students for the purpose of NCE and Diplomas.
The examination board, which has since stopped the use of scratch cards for any transactions, stated that the universities admits students for degrees and they are all subjected to the same cut off marks.
“Let the various institutions admit what they desire according to their needs. This means that if a certain university wants not less than 250 as cut off marks, why not let it be and if another want less, then so be it.
For example: “If a polytechnic like Kaduna Polytechnic wants 250 students let it admit them and if Yaba College of Technology in Lagos wants lesser that amount let it also be.
“Institutions should be identified for their own individual quality not collective standard. This will certainly give positive competition for the good of all our tertiary institutions,” it stated.
JAMB asks all Nigerians to critically and carefully ponder on the development so as to help the board embark on the necessary action that would be suitable for the nation’s educational system, as well as the future of every child in the country.