Do you oppose or support the motion?
I think the Joint Admission Matriculation Board should be crashed off based on my points below:
JAMB was created in 1978 to conduct entrance examinations into the universities and redress educational disparity or inequality in the country. There were 13 universities in the country then. The polytechnics and colleges of education were later included in the JAMB portfolio.
Before JAMB was established, each university conducted its own entrance examinations.
In recent years, there have been complaints about the continued handling of this function by JAMB, more so, it is argued, as JAMB does not rely solely on quality and
ability but also geographical spread and state of origin. Yearly, thousands of qualified candidates are denied admission by JAMB because of their state of origin.
This doesn't augur well for the production of quality graduates in the country.
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I discovered most neighbouring countries in Africa and other countries worldwide don't conduct massive examination like JAMB apart from the GCE, WAEC, GMAT, SAT etc.
Recently, I believe this JAMB is just to frustrate and delay students to gain admission into the institution and use this means to generate yearly income.
The exam is rubbish as far as I'm concerned because I don't see the reason why POST-UME should be introduced again.
I noticed they are trying to ping point the best student out of all but this is not the right step to make the educational system work.
CASE OF STUDY:
The chinese population is about 1.6 Billion and the educational system is not so hard like this. As soon as you pass your High School Examinations
Each faculty will conduct entrance examination to test your ability if you are capable but not all universities conduct this exams so why can't we apply this same protocol to our own system in Nigeria
Solution to Nigeria's Educational System
WAEC should be very strict and try to deal with examination malpractices.
JAMB and POST-UME should be eliminated as it used to be in the early 70's
For this theory to work out, students should also study very hard and not depend on so called EXPO which is affecting most students nowadays in Nigeria
CASE OF STUDY
Mass failure of WAEC and NECO in 2009
What do you think folks?