THE Joint Admission And Matriculation Board, (JAMB) ended on Saturday 21st March, 2015, the Computer Based Test conducted by Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) results of candidates have been released, although some candidates are yet to receive their results.
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Candidates who participated in the 2015-2016 UTME’s CBT, which started 10th of March with many precision and obstacles, have started receiving their results in batches few days after the exams.
The question being asked by many stakeholders in the education sector is: Having subjected these candidates to untold rigour in the quest to gain admission into tertiary institutions, is there any need for these candidates to write post UTME?
What is your take?
See what some students has to say.
• Name: Team Talkloud
They should decide well on the issue of post utme…. one should go, either JAMB or POST UTME… you cannot just subject citizens to all this exams…
1st: Waec, Neco, Nabteb
Then secondly: Jamb
Final: Post Utme
Then you divide to get the average, and if the person did not pass, he/she has to sit at home and register again, is that not waste of money and time?
Your Children are not experiencing this such hardship of getting admission, they are all outside of the country while we here suffer for admission. Yes, we know that.
Please do find a solution to this situation… Nigeria’s are not the most corrupt country in Africa… i know you all are afraid of examination malpractice and cultism… but do give it a try, it might work out.. (NIGERIA is Changing)
know am not going to suffer for my admission, in Jesus Name, Amen…
• Name: Emmanuel Dennis
Work: Executive Assistant/Graphic Artise at Gigastreams consulting.
All these stuff is just sucked up…..after all the stress someone have gone through to write his/her jamb CBT examination, are they tryna let us know that we are still gonna write post UTME.
I read for this examination and thank God at least I was able to score 186 even though i came late like an hour after the examination had already started, because of the distance.
Imaging, i live at Ajah, Lekki, Lagos State and went to Igboho Oyo State to write my exam with is about 12 hours drive and still yet they didn’t allow me to exust my time. neither my Government nor English wasn’t completed because of the short time that was given to me.
• Name: Esesien Ita·
Work: CMO at Cross River University of Technology, Calabar, Nigeria
I have once written that JAMB should be scrapped because, as far as I am concerned, they are a clog in the wheel of children gaining admission into tertiary institutions.
Let the schools conduct their own exams, so the children can have the choice of applying to as many as they want, and go to the one they want, if taken in more than one.
JAMB is simply a way of delaying them, and that is unfair. I was surprised to read in the net that admission into Nigeria’s higher institutions is highly competitive. And that is the truth. Let the authorities take away this burden from our children, please.
• Name: Pius Odiaka
I am of the strong view that NUC should allow universities to conduct their respective entrance examinations, while JAMB should be scrapped. Post UME now UTME examination was introduced by the universities when it was discovered that many new students who scored over 300 at the JAMB organised examinations could not write their names.
The situation has not changed with the newly introduced computer-based examination which was introduced to curb endemic malpractice.
It is believed that corruption among university lecturers and registrars denies many young Nigerians of poor background from gaining admission into the tertiary. Perhaps, true; but the situation has been too bad since the advent of JAMB.
The corruption has rather spread beyond the varsity offices. It is better to confine it to where it was so that the varsity can explain why they continue to produce unemployable graduates.
Proscribe JAMB for quality and competitive tertiary education.
What is your take?