The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) was directed by the senate, to extend the validity of its results to a period of three years. The question is, if this is implemented what are the possible implications of Jamb Result Validity?
One of the obvious implications is that candidates who scored up to the required UTME cut-off mark but were unable to secure admission in that academic year will still be able to use the result in the upcoming year thereby saving such candidates the stress of writing UTME again. It will also reduce the financial burden on parents/guardians as the senate president, Bukola Saraki rightly pointed out.
Dr Oluyombo Onafowokan, an Associate Professor, said on Saturday that the directive by the Senate that JAMB should extend the validity of its results to three years will have negative effect on the nation’s standard of education.
Onafowokan, a Senior Lecturer, School of Management & Social Sciences, Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos, made the observation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Sango-Ota, Ogun.
He explained that such policy would make students lackadaisical and unserious.
According to him, the directive by the Senate is not good for our educational system because it will make students not to take JAMB examination seriously.
“’I think the new policy will also create room for redundancy, since they know that their JAMB result could be used to enter the university for three years,’’ he said.
Onafowokan noted that parents should be able to monitor their wards as well as put pressure on them to prepare under the present JAMB policy.
The don said that JAMB should be allowed to continue with the best ways known to it in handling the examination annually.
He said that the nation’s educational system needed policy that would improve standard of education not the one that would have adverse effects.
NAN reports that the Senate on Thursday in Abuja directed the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), to extend the validity of its results to a period of three years.
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