The Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB) has suffered yet another backlash for lowering admission cut-off to 120, this time in the hand of National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), who has recommended the scrapping of the examination body.
JAMB had on August 22 released cut-off marks for Universities (120), politechnics (110) and college of education (100), but almost all Nigerians both those in the academic and non-academic arena has launch non-stop attack for the development.
The reaction of the students union was released by the NANS’ Public Relations Officer, Bestman Okereafor, on Saturday in Enugu, and obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria, calling for reverse of the cut-off mark or else they would make call for scrapping of JAMB.
“Conclusively NANS will not hesitate to call for the scrapping of JAMB if the decision is not withdrawn without further delay.
“The national leadership of the apex students governing body, National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), frowned at the drastic reduction of the JAMB unified cut off mark to 120, for admission into Nigeria universities.
“NANS sees this as a means of further degrading the level of the already falling and failing academic performance and excellence in Nigeria institutions.
“In lieu of this, NANS under the able leadership of the proactive NANS President, Comrade Aruna Kadiri, is calling on JAMB to reverse this inimical act without further delay or face the anger of Nigerian students,’’ Okereafor said.
Meanwhile, JAMB has warned prospective candidates to be wary of the new cut-off, saying that each institution still have the prerogative to peg a minimum for each courses.
“Institutions will still admit using established criteria of merit and others”, JAMB update on its official Twitter page.