120 Cut-off: Students Ask JAMB To Reverse It Or Face Scrapping
The new cut-off mark of 120 is not a pleasant one for the National Association of Nigerian Student (NANS).
One will think that the mark was something they will be happy about, as it will give more applicants the opportunity of getting admission, but the union wants the body that sets the cut-off, the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), to reverse the low cut-off points for admission into universities and polytechnics.
It threatens to call for the scrapping of JAMB, if it does not implement their demand.
The threat was contained in a statement by the spokesman for the union, Bestman Okereafor, made available to News the Agency of Nigeria in Enugu on Saturday.
He said that if the demand of the association was not met in reasonable time, it would call for the scrapping of JAMB.
“Conclusively NANS will not hesitate to call for the scrapping of JAMB if the decision is not withdrawn without further delay.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,’’ Okereafor said.
JAMB had fixed the cut-off mark at 120 after it met with interest groups in the education sector, but it was not clear if the student body was at the meeting.