The pro-chancellor and chairman University of Calabar Governing Council, Cross River State Senator Nkechi J. Nwaogu has called for scrapping of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) examination.
Nwaogu in an interview with our reporter in Aba, the commercial nerve of Abia State stated that the reason why she was calling for the scrapping of the examination conducted by JAMB was because JAMB has outlived its usefulness.
“One of the things I would like the federal government to do with regards to education is to scrap JAMB. It doesn’t make sense that children sit for JAMB and are; also subjected to individual university’s aptitude test. We should go back to what it used to be many years ago; you select your university and you sit for their exams.
“I think that the process of going through JAMB is unnecessarily rigorous and wasteful. They cannot be making money at the detriment of education itself. For me JAMB has outlived its usefulness.
“We know that so many people that sit for JAMB are; not given admission in almost all the universities, unless they go to private universities which may be beyond their financial reach.”
“Universities can be made to be self funding if the federal government sits up because they have a lot in the universities that can be turned into use for running universities rather than them being siphoned. If universities are; 75percent self funded, it will give the federal government the opportunity to fund more universities today.