SAN FRANCISCO, April 20, (THEWILL) – The University of Ibadan chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has called on the Federal Government to scrap the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, and allow universities set new standard for offering admission.
Speaking in Ibadan on Wednesday, ASUU Chairman, Dr. Deji Omole said the board has outlived its usefulness and is reducing the standard for offering admission to prospective students, hence the need for the exam body to be disbanded immediately.
Omole, who bemoaned the board for challenges encountered by candidates seeking to register for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, said the country can no longer trust the future of the younger generation to a body that failed to conduct a mock examination.
Omole said he had expected the Registrar of the Board, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede to resign after the board disappointed the whole country by failing to conduct a mock exam, adding that “Since Prof Oloyede did not consider it appropriate to resign after failing the whole nation, I think the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, should not hesitate to sack him”.
The ASUU official then asked, “Why will anybody make life difficult for candidates whose parents are struggling to live under the terrible condition the government has made them to live in?”
“This is where people are duping Nigerian children. This is a total failure. Students must have at least three months for registration, its procedure must be open and their options to public universities must not be limited to serve the agenda of the proprietors of private universities,” he said.