Prof Oyewusi Ibidapo-Obe, a previous Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos, has censured the decrease of the cut-off imprints for inductions into Varsities in Nigeria by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board.
The Registrar of the board, Prof Ishaq Oloyede, had set 160 as the cut-off imprint for induction into Nigerian varsities for the 2020/2021 scholarly meeting, 120 for polytechnics while the base benchmark for universities of training and other imaginative organizations was 100.
Talking with newsmen, Ibidapo-Obe said the decrease in cut-off imprints would straightforwardly lessen the nature of instruction and graduates tertiary foundations would deliver.
He expressed that if the base was pegged at 250 or 200, it would incredibly improve the nature of training in the nation.
He stated, “For me as an individual, I would not take anything short of 200, in light of the fact that 200 is by all accounts a sensible cut-off point.
“You would see that the majority of the entrenched colleges don’t take anything short of 200. I figure they ought to try to accomplish more and once more, when you take a gander at it according to another perspective, you have an adequate space for all the members to have the option to take what they need. On the off chance that a passing test doesn’t have some degree of a base norm, at that point it isn’t justified, despite any potential benefits.
“As such, all that the law requires is to take that test and to guarantee that we keep some standard inside the framework. The private colleges are upset about it.”
The ex-UNILAG VC prompted the instruction body in the nation to urge Nigerian understudies to evaluate other tertiary establishments on the off chance that they neglect to make the correct slice off imprint to pick up admission to the colleges.
“On the off chance that we need to increase our expectation, we should state 200. On the off chance that up-and-comers don’t make 200 in the UTME, they ought to go to other tertiary instruction suppliers. The way that you go to polytechnic or School of Nursing doesn’t mean you won’t get a college degree.
“It’s anything but a capital punishment (on the off chance that you don’t meet the cut-off imprint).
The manner in which we do it here, the thinking is that in the event that you don’t go to the college, that is a mind-blowing finish, that ought not be the methodology.
“On the off chance that you don’t go to the college presently, don’t stress, you can go to other tertiary organizations and still join the college later when you have improved your aptitudes and your academic method is greatly improved,” he said.
Prof Ibidapo-Obe included, “When you take a gander at the Nigeria populace and you take a gander at the number that needs to go to college, it isn’t high. Now and then, the all out number of individuals that take the test are under 1.5m contrasted and our populace.
“We have to build our ability to take more understudies however what is principal isn’t limit with respect to amount; it is the quality and that quality should begin from some place.
“On the off chance that the base goes up to 200 or 250, the quality will likewise go up. On the off chance that the base goes down, the quality will likewise go down however I lean toward that we have a high caliber and we support and give different zones that individuals who don’t meet the slice off point can go to.”