6 REASONS WHY JAMB MUST BE CANCELED

Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB)  Examination is no longer needed in Nigerial Eductaional Sector as comfirmed by a write up from the Academic Staff Union of Universities {ASSU} and am strongly supporting the motives that JAMB should be canceled due to so many mind Buggling reasons from their short comings and incapabilities. Here are some of the reason why it should be canceled for goodness sake.

1.POOR EXAMINATION SYSTEM:

JAMB changed its mode of examniation to CBT  in the year 2016 and ever since then things has been poor, poor is even an understatement in their case, there were instances where by some computers won’t come up when needed dennying some candidates their right to  start the exam at the appropriate time and this could lead to nervouness and so many countless things as we all know. This is one  of the recent obnoxious activities of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board and it’s clearly shows that the organization does not holds any credibility and should be scrapped from Nigeria educational sector.

  1. MULTIPLE RESULTS:

In the year 2016 JAMB did a lot of errors that a 12 year old boy shouldn’t do, they performed woefully like they were teams of kids under 9 years, one of the main gruesome acts displayed by them was the inefficacy and lacks of ability to produce candidates result once and for all. Most candiates that sat for the exam checked their result twice and saw two different scores, some got upgraded while others got downgraded so to say, There was a case of a girl that commited sucide because her score was reduced from 301 to 189 when she checked  it for the second time.

3.INJUSTICE:

Exam such as JAMB is supposed to test candidates IQ on the same ground, meaning they should atemmpt the same sets of question, the same timing and under the same condtion without an exception, but it is unfortunate that since Jamb embark on the CBT mode of exam, candidates no longer face the same question nor do the exam under the same condion which shouldn’t be, personally I think this could be solved if the exam can be seated for in a single day by all candidates at the same time, this way all candidates will be able to attempt same question under same condition and no one will ever complain that Saturday’s question is hard compared to Monday’s own.

4.BAD COMPUTERS IN THE CBT CENTRES:

I know some will ask that how is bad computers at CBT centre JAMB’s fault? Anyway it’s their fault, if they didn’t switched to CBT mode of exam candidate wouldn’t have faced such terrible situation in an exam which comes up once in a year, some candidates encountered serious problems in the just concluded jamb exam whereby calculator refused to work, for christ sake how would a science student offering physics, chemistry , mathematics and english cope without a calculator? in an exam of 180 questions and 2 hours  duration  which means a question should be answerd within 25 seconds , how will such student cope? this led to poor performance in some centres.

  1. AFFECTING THE EDUCATIONAL SECTOR:

So many African countries do not seat for  exam such as JAMB before they get admitted into  university, all you have to do is have good grades in your 0’leve that’s all, but here in Nigeria  you sit for jamb, post utme and after which your jamb score and your 0’level result will both be  graded before you can think of meeting course cut off mark, why all that hassle? In Ghana, they don’t go through all this process and yet there education is better than ours, in south Africa they don’t do exam such as JAMB yet   there education is better than ours here in Nigeria, in fact there are so many other African countries that don’t do exams such as jamb and there education is better than ours, now my question is if the Best university in Africa can’t be a Nigerian university so what number will the best university in Nigeria be in the world universities ranking? The best university in Nigeria which is University of Ibadan {}U.I} falls on the number 18 spot, the first 7 is South African Universities, in the top 200 University ranking in Africa,

SOUTH AFRICA has 21 universities occupying the following positions 1, 2, 3,4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 19, 27, 33, 64, 66, 72, 90, 141 and 151.

GHANA has  8 Universities occupying following positions; 30, 104, 105, 114, 149, 159, 170 and 179.

KENYA has 15 Universities occupying the following positions;  8, 22, 25, 26, 38, 60, 65, 117, 171, 172, 174, 176,192 and 198.

EGYPT  has 31 Universities occupying the following positions; 9, 12, 20, 31, 32, 50, 51, 52, 63, 78, 85, 86, 89, 91, 103, 119, 122, 124, 126, 128, 132, 136, 138, 140, 147, 184, 185, 186, 194 and 199.

NIGERIA has 24 Universities occupying the following positions;

18: University of Ibadan {UI}

29: UNIVERSITY of LAGOS {UNILAG}

35: OBAFEMI AWOLOWO UNIVERSITY {OAU}

46: AHMADU BELLO UNIVERSITY

54: UNIVERSITY of ILORIN

55: CONVENANT UNIVERSITY

56: UNIVERY of NIGERIA NNSUKA {UNN}

71: UNIVERSITY of BENIN {UNIBEN}

81: UNIVERSITY of ABUJA {UNIABUJA}

82: UNIVERSITY of PORT HARCOURT {UNIPORT}

87: UNIVERSITY of TECHNOLOGY, MINNA

106: FEDERAL UINVERSITY, OWERRI

115: UNIVERSITY of AGRICULTURE, ABEOKUTA

FEDERAL UNIVERSITY, OYE, EKITI

142: USMAN DANFODIO UNIVERSITY

150: LAGOS STATE UNIVERSITY {LASSU}

152: FEDERAL UNIVERSITY of TECHINOLOGY AKURE {FUTA}

156: BABCOCK UNIVERSITY

157: BAYERO UNIVERSITY

162: AMERICAN UNIVERSITY of NIGERIA

164: LADOKE AKINTOLA UNIVERSITY of TECHNOLOGY {LAUTECH}

168: AFE BABALOLA UNIVERSITY

182: UNIVERSITY OF JOS {UNIJOS}

190: LANDMARK UNIVERSITY

197: NNAMDI AZIKWE UNIVERSITY

Now upon all the hassle of jamb if its not helping Nigeria educational sector then why should candidates keep doing it?

7.DUE TO ALL THR REASONs AFORE MENTIONED ABOVE:

Jamb has lost its credibility and personally I see no reason why we should keep disturbing ourselves cause it doesn’t worth it any longer, this year  like every other year people bought form as usual and  waited till may before they were able to do the exam which they should have done in February, upon wasting time all in the name of coming up with a good plan they failed woefully and came up with mock exam, that was the only thing they introduced and its even cost candidates extra money. Its in the news that best university in Nigeria which is University of Ibadan UI won’t admit students for Pharmacy course this year because the course is no longer accredited to the school, you can imagine that? So candidate who chose the school and also chose the course now would have to buy change of institution form, spending extra money! For heaven sake must everything be money when it comes to admission processing ?   in fact to correct error in candidates data entered into jamb system, such candidate will have to pay, jamb is a waste of time and resources, they lack credibility, there questions leak online every year, am calling on the federal government to cancel jamb and let each school conduct its entrance exam the way it is done in other African countries, and the form shouldn’t be more than #500, why should a candidate pay #3,500 just because he/she want to edit errors in his/her details on jamb site? What is that money for? It glaring that we don’t need jamb in Nigeria, please cancel the nonsense and focus on how to develop Nigeria Educational System.

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