#stop jamb policy#buhari
"The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) at its 2015 Combined
Policy Meeting, held on July 14, 2015 in Abuja, announced the adoption
of a policy whereby candidates of universities with surplus applicants
for the Unified Matriculation Examinations (UTME) are reassigned to
other universities with lower number of candidates than their
capacities.According to the Registrar/CEO of JAMB, Professor Dibu Ojerinde, the policy portends two benefits
- It will be beneficial to “needy Universities” that is universities with lower number of candidates than their capacities, as this will ensure that these universities will have more candidates to admit.
- Candidates will have better chances for admission in the universities they are re-assigned to, contrary to situations where they would await admission in the universities of their first choices until the admission exercise closes and they forfeit admission in that session.
- This policy has been implemented with immediate effect. Consequently, the eligibility for Post-UTME screening is determined by JAMB. In effect, only candidates whose names were forwarded to the universities by JAMB are eligible for the 2015/2016 post-UTME screening.Ineligible candidates would have been re-assigned by JAMB to other universities.
- In this vein, it is our view that the policy is not justifiable on any ground as its is discriminatory and its removes the fundamental right of association which is constitutionally guaranteed,more so the policy undermines the power of the Universities to admit their preferred candidates,furthermore the reassignment of students to other university is likened to another forced NYSC and as such it is not tenable, also the "needy" universities devoid of student populace cannot give rise to compulsory membership of such institutions especially when a students is disinterested in attending such institutions ,also the catchment area policy which Federal institutions operates on has been greatly affected,more so, the posting or the reassignment of students to other universities with private institutions included, cannot be justified on any ground, why on earth will i be interested or compelled to attend a private university,lastly jamb policy clearly shows that the Commission as outlived its usefulness as the policy clearly contradict the principle of choice of institution option at the registration stage ,with this one cant but wonder whether jamb is confused or motivated by pocket arrangement with private Universities operators or sinister Vice Chancellors,it is crystal clear that jamb is confused and has wrecked untold havoc on millions of students with desire to choose there choice of institution.The policy is preposterous,unconstitutional and smears the brand of tertiary institutions .....#save our soul#ojerinde must go#i have a right to study#i love to choose# i am a Nigerian student#i must be dignified .
- by SHOLA OSHIN