- Teachers in Nigeria have condemned the new cut-off mark announced by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board
- The teachers said the 120 cut-off mark announced by JAMB is a disgrace to Nigeria's education system
- The teachers said the cut-off mark is also detrimental to the standard of education in Nigeria
The Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) has condemned the recent cut-off mark announced by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).
The union said the cut-off mark pegged at 120 by JAMB is a disgrace to Nigeria's education system.
Speaking during the 2017 World Teachers' Day, the national president of NUT, Olukoya Alogba, said the new cut-off mark is detrimental to the standard of education in Nigeria.
Alogba said the new cut-off mark implies a 30% nonconformity with the merit pass in any examination.
He said the dwindling standard of education in Nigeria is always blamed on teachers and all must be done to ensure that good educational policies are preserved.
Alogba said: “Against this backdrop, the NUT wishes to express its reservations to this policy of admission into Nigerian universities and urge the federal ministry of education and other relevant agencies to review the policy for the improvement of the standard of education in Nigeria.
“The recruitment of non- graduates constitutes a huge contradiction to the laudable efforts being made by the federal government through the Teachers Registration Council in ensuring professionalism in teaching to rid the school system of non-professionals and quack teachers.”
NAIJ.com earlier reported that JAMB had issued a strong warning to candidates over the new cut-off mark.
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The examination body said the new cut-off mark does not guarantee an automatic admission into tertiary institutions in Nigeria.
The board also said admission process for the 2017/2018 session will commence on September 15.
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