Friday, 25 August 2017

University of Ibadan reject JAMB cut-off mark reduction

University of Ibadan, Oyo State Nigeria has issued a statement that they have rejected the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) decision to reduced cut-off mark to 120 for Universities and 100 for polytechnic and college of education.

According to the statement issued by the Vice-Chancellor of the institution, prof. Idowu Olayinka on the issue and the statement was released by his Media Assistant, Sunday Saanu.

The University stated in its statement that it would never admit any candidate that scored 120 in the University Matriculation Examination (UTME).

The statement read, "It should worry us as patriots that candidates who scored just 30 per cent in the 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,’’ 
Some other Universities owners and Vice-Chancellors have also reacted to the reduction of jamb cut-off mark, and they said they can't limit the standards of their institution.

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