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‘Reducing Cut-Off Mark Won’t Improve Quality Of Education’ – Afe Babalola Tells JAMB

‘Reducing Cut-Off Mark Won’t Improve Quality Of Education’ – Afe Babalola Tells JAMB
The founder of Afe Babalola University Ado Ekiti, Chief Afe Babalola (SAN), has weighed in on the controversy trailing the decision of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board to reduce the cut-off mark for admission into universities, polytechnics, monotechnics and colleges of education for the 2017/2018 academic session.

The legal luminary described the reduction as violence to the university system and a major setback to quality education in the country.
JAMB announced on Tuesday, August 22, the reduction of cut-off marks for candidates seeking admission into Nigerian universities to 120 and 100 for polytechnics and colleges of education in the country.
But Babalola, in a statement, said he was worried that the decision was taken without due consideration for its implication on the quality of education in Nigerian tertiary institutions.
“What is the whole essence of reducing cut-off marks for admission to as low as 120 for universities and 100 for polytechnics, monotechnics and colleges of education? Will such an action enhance or reduce the quality of education?
“Will it give international recognition to the degrees awarded by the Nigerian universities which, in any case, are already being questioned? Is the reduction a deliberate ploy to make things worse?” Babalola quizzed.

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