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Chairman noted that candidates from educationally disadvantaged states
usually had lower cut-off marks than candidates from educationally
He urged JAMB to look into the issue and make necessary adjustment
to him, every candidate seeking admission into Nigerian
universities should be made to gain admission with a uniform cut-off
If you look at it, Akwa Ibom was carved out from Cross River and Akwa
Ibom is listed as educationally advantaged state while Cross River is
catgorised as an educationally disadvantaged state.
“In other words, the candidates from Cross River will have a lower
cut-off mark than candidates from Akwa Ibom. For me, it doesn’t make
He explained that most of the states listed as educationally
disadvantaged had more Federal Government institutions than states
listed as educationally advantaged.
Kaduna State has over 20 Federal Government educational institutions
but it is being categorised as educationally disadvantaged.
those are the kind of anomalies that JAMB should remove and those are
the kind of things I am referring to as higher dynamics of malpractice.”
Onyechere further called on JAMB to come up with policies that would
give the youths equal opportunity to access tertiary institutions in the
He also said that accessing admission should not be slanted in favour and against certain people in some areas of the country.
Onyechere said that accessing admission would boost the quality of education in the educationally disadvantaged states.
“All those things should be removed. If you pass, you pass, so you don’t
have to water down the quality of education because you want to
accommodate certain people.”