The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has threatened the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) that it will call for the scrapping of the exam body if it fails to reverse the low cut-off marks for admission into tertiary institutions.
The public relations officer, NANS, Bestman Okereafor, made this known in a statement made available to NAN on Saturday, August 26, 2017.
He said if the demand of the association was not met in reasonable time, it would call for the scrapping of JAMB.
His words: “Conclusively NANS will not hesitate to call for the scrapping of JAMB if the decision is not withdrawn without further delay.”
“The national leadership of the apex students governing body, National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), frowned at the drastic reduction of the JAMB unified cut off mark to 120, for admission into Nigeria universities.
“NANS sees this as a means of further degrading the level of the already falling and failing academic performance and excellence in Nigeria institutions.
“In lieu of this, NANS under the able leadership of the proactive NANS President, Comrade Aruna Kadiri, is calling on JAMB to reverse this inimical act without further delay or face the anger of Nigerian students.”
JAMB, after this year’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), met with stakeholders, and fixed 120 and 100 as cut-off marks for admission into universities and polytechnics respectively.
Meanwhile, the apex exam body has disclosed that the admission processes for 2017/2018 will commence on September 15 and close on January 31, 2018.