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JAMB to determine admissions cut-off marks July 14

JAMB to determine admissions cut-off marks July 14

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says it will hold its 2015 Policy meeting on July 14 to determine cut-off marks for admission of candidates into tertiary institutions.

The board said it has concluded all arrangements to commence the process of the 2015 admissions.

Speaking to journalists Thursday, JAMB’s spokesperson, Benjamin Fabian, said the 2015 Policy Meeting, where the cut-off points for admissions are usually decided at, has been fixed for 14th July, 2015.

He said the cut-off point will be chosen after extensive deliberations with Vice-Chancellors of Universities, Provost of Colleges of Education and Rectors of Polytechnics, Monotechnics, Innovative Enterprise Institutions and other stakeholders.

Mr. Fabian said the exercise is interesting because of the success witnessed with the first full-blown Computer Based Test.

“The exercise has proved that our education system still has some hope. Don’t forget that in any educational system, world over, the examination process makes the difference,” he said.

He said the goal of national development through education becomes like a mirage if examination bodies get it wrong.

Mr. Fabian explained that the initiative has shown the prospect of addressing the numerous challenges confronting not only public examination but the entire education system.

Malpractice and other irregularities associated with the Paper Pencil Test have been the bane of education development in Nigeria.

Following the successful conduct of the 2015 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) on Computer Based Test mode, Mr. Fabian noted that it will contribute largely to the fight against examination malpractice in the education system.

“As leaders of tomorrow, the foundation determines their personality later in years so the eradication of malpractice in the Board’s examination and perhaps others will go a long way in addressing later year’s societal challenges,” he said.



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