United Nigerian Youth Forum (UNYF), yesterday said the reduction of cut off marks for admission into tertiary in the 2017/2018 academic session by the Joint Admission Marticulation Board (JAMB), will affect students performance in all levels of education.
The forum therefore rejected the recent pronouncement of the cut off mark to from 180 for universities to 120.
The group also rejected the cut off marks for polytechnics from 150 to 100 as announced by the registrar, Joint Admission Marticulation Board (JAMB), Prof. Ishaq Olayede,
“We reject in totality the pronouncement of the cut off mark for 2017/2018 academic session by IJMB, registrar. The 120/100 marks for universities and polytechnic, as cut off, out of 400 marks further shows the level of decay in our educational system, which represent 30 and 25 per cent respectively,” UNYF president, Abdulsalam Muhammad Kazeem, said in a statement.
The forum appreciated the effort of Prof. Ishaq Olayede, the registrar of JAMB for exposing the high level of corruption been practice in the agency that were done in the past.
The forum called on the federal government to give education the attention needed, adding, “If this is done, it will help in areas of infrastructure, conducive learning environment, research and teaching.
“We call on all vice chancellors, rectors and provost to immediately withdraw any form of tuition fee increment be it lab fee, registration fee, bank charges, maintenance fee or fee in any form within 72 hours because we believe that most of them enjoy free functional and qualitative education during their days as students and even get foreign scholarship.”