JAMB Should Set Uniform Cut-Off Marks For Candidates


The Chairman Exam Ethics Marshals International (EEMI), an NGO, Mr Ike Onyechere, in an interview with newsmen has called for uniform cut-off mark of admissions into tertiary institutions in the country.

He also said that the idea of choosing candidates for admission because they are from educationally advantaged and educationally disadvantaged states should be removed by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB).

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“If you look at it, Akwa Ibom was carved out from Cross River and Akwa Ibom is listed as educationally advantaged state while Cross River is catgorised as an educationally disadvantaged state.”

“In other words, the candidates from Cross River will have a lower cut-off mark than candidates from Akwa Ibom. For me, it doesn’t make sense.” He explained that most of the states listed as educationally disadvantaged had more Federal Government institutions than states listed as educationally advantaged.”

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“Kaduna State has over 20 Federal Government educational institutions but it is being categorised as educationally disadvantaged.”


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