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Should Jamb/post-ume Be Eliminated?

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.

For more info: 

http://www.ngrguardiannews.com/editorial_opinion/article01//indexn2_html?pdate=070709&ptitle=JAMB%20and%20pre-degree%20programmes

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

http://allafrica.com/stories/200912170658.html

What do you think folks?

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post ume test should be scrabbed , i t has brought frustration to so many people, a news was pased that someone hang his self for admission frustration.

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OK

More comments are welcome

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I want Post Ume to be scrapped

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Leave Jamb Matter go apply for UCAS abeg.

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jamb is a useless body

i think universities should start conducting their

own entrance exams like other countries do because jamb does not

really test the true ability of a student .

runs and other forms of exam malpractice are now in vogue

no wonder most universities take another entrance exams

after the jamb exam.

i don't really think this is a debate

cause most nigerians are fed up of jamb or utmf or utmb dey call it now

most of us will vote in favour of scrapping the body

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Well, With the points and analysis that Faakay as made on the issued of Entrance Examination into University, Polytechnic and also Colleges in Nigeria this day, I think that our Government really need to take their of view contemplation to the Nigeria Education system, to think about many institutions in abroad, their system of Education isn't rigid the way of Nigeria education system and i hope that the only elucidation to this problem is for Nigeria Government to array all Institutions here Nigeria by discontinue what so-called Post-UME or any other screening examination that may overwhelm students who as already victorious from their SSCE & JAMB for them to be offered Admission into their choice of Institution.

Thank you Faakay for this post, its very interesting and we also need to perfect debate on it

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My take on this is that the status quo should be maintained. Post-ume should be strenghtened to actually serve as screening test.

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