The Joint Administration and Matriculation Board, JAMB, is currently trending topic on twitter and it is in fact, number one on the trending chart – this comes after their recent announcement left people pondering about the future of education in Nigeria.
The educational body has fixed minimum cut off marks for admissions into universities in Nigeria at 120, polytechnics and colleges of education at 100, while that of innovative enterprising institutes at 110. Institutions are, however, at liberty to raise their cut off marks for admission above the minimum set by JAMB.
The fact that ‘120’ was set as the minimum cut off mark for admissions into Nigerian universities isn’t all that pleasant to the ears of some Nigerians and so on social media, they reacted angrily at what is perceived as a blow to the Nigerian educational system.
See tweets below:
Cut off mark for JAMB is now 120/400. They lowered the standards for President Buhari. They lowered the standards for Nigerian students.
— Dr. Dipo (@OgbeniDipo) August 23, 2017
In 2yrs we lowered every bar,
largest economy to Recession
N197 to N370 per dollar
Aso Villa to Rat Villa
Even Jamb cut off now is 120
— Ebube D Statesman (@akaebube) August 23, 2017
Let's just pretend like the new JAMB cutoff marks is not meant to favour a specific part of the Country pic.twitter.com/fBguNv1boA
— FAVOUR ONYEOZIRI (@Rouvafe) August 23, 2017
When in 2021, unemployable graduates starts leaving the uni, remember that JAMB pass mark is now 120 for uni and 100 for poly. @julietkego
— S. Nwakor (@Obunikechukwu) August 22, 2017
If you chose UI, Unilag, Uniben, OAU and go on to score 120 in Jamb thinking you will be given admission.
You are on your own
— Education Minister (@IamJibbish) August 23, 2017