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NANS, UI reject JAMB’s 120 admission cut-off mark

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The National
Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) and management of the University of
Ibadan (UI) have condemned and rejected the new Joint Admissions and
Matriculation Board (JAMB) cut off marks for universities admission for
2017/2018 academic calendar.
The
university management’s position was contained in school’s statement entitled:
“On the Recently Announced cut off Marks of 120 for University Admission: Our
position in UI.”

In
the statement released from the Office of the Vice Chancellor of the
institution, Professor Abel Idowu Olayinka, UI said the management of the
institution was not ready to lower its standards.
The
statement reads: “The Management of the University of Ibadan wishes to inform
the public about the recently announced cut off marks of 120 for University
Admission that UI will not lower her standards.
“The
Nigeria’s premier university still maintains her position in academic
excellence and standards in order to continue to aspire towards becoming a
world-class university.
“It
should worry us as patriots that candidates who scored just 30 per cent in UTME
can be admitted into some of our universities. Yet, we complain of poor quality
of our graduates. You can hardly build something on nothing. The consolation
here is that since JAMB started conducting this qualifying exam in 1978, UI has
never admitted any candidate who scored less than 200 marks out of the maximum
400 marks.
“This
translates to a minimum of 50 per cent. This remains our position as an
institution aspiring to be world -class. Reality is that only about four other
universities in the country have such high standard. To that extent, apart from
being the oldest, we are an elite university in the country at least judging by
the quality of our intakes.
“In
fairness to the Registrar of JAMB, Prof Ishaq Oloyede, he repeatedly stressed
at the Combined Policy Meeting held Tuesday, 22 August, 2017 that the Senate of
each university still has wide powers for admission in the spirit of autonomy.
It is also gratifying to note that the Honourable Minister of Education, Mallam
Adamu Adamu, who chaired the meeting, apologised publicly for canceling Post
UTME Screening last year.
“In
effect, universities are now allowed to conduct PostUTME test,using modalities
approved by the Senate of each institution. To be fair to the incumbent
Registrar of JAMB, he was not the Registrar when the policy somersault of
cancelling POST UTME test was made last year. Prof Oloyede’s appointment was
effective 1 August 2016, while the Policy Meeting for that year had held some
two months earlier.
“As
strongly canvassed by us at every opportunity, for UI, the need to admit the
best admission seekers is the primary motivation for POST UTME test and not
money, even though we do not pretend that you can run any university so
properly called without funds.”

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