The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has said it will not hesitate to call for a complete shut down of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) if it remains adamant over its current decision on cut off points for admission into universities and polytechnics.
Recall that JAMB had fixed the minimum cut off marks for admissions into universities at 120 and polytechnics and colleges of education pegged at 100.
Reacting, however, NANS National Public Relations Officer, Bestman Okereafor, in a statement on Saturday said the body “will not hesitate to call for the scrapping of JAMB if the decision is not withdrawn without further delay.”
“The national leadership of the apex students governing body, National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), frowned at the drastic reduction of the JAMB unified cut off mark to 120, for admission into Nigeria universities.
“NANS sees this as a means of further degrading the level of the already falling and failing academic performance and excellence in Nigeria institutions.
“In lieu of this, NANS under the able leadership of the proactive NANS President, Comrade Aruna Kadiri, is calling on JAMB to reverse this inimical act without further delay or face the anger of Nigerian students,’’ Okereafor said.