Information available to our medium, shows that, there are more to the recent announcement made by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board Registrar, Professor Ishaq Oloyede, reducing the University cut-off point to 120/400 and 100/400 for monotechnics.
In a meeting of Vice Chancellors held on Tuesday, April 11,2017, the poor funding of universities was discussed, and how they could raise fund for themselves.
In the light of the above, the decision to generate funds from JAMB applicants was muted at the meeting to reduce the cut off point, to enable universities generate money through it.
one of our sources said, part of the agreement was to justify the huge money they extort from poor applicants by making them feel they have “passed” the examination when in actual fact the JAMB knows that they cannot be offered admission by any university with their aggregate score of 120.
It was also to provide an avenue for the universities to raise their IGR since with a cut-off point of 120, more students will be qualified to seat for the recently restored Post-UTME examination.
With the pact sealed, the announcement was to be communicated to members of the public in a later date, which the Registrar was to execute.
There have been mixed feelings among Nigerians, expressing their disappointment over the reduction, and the steady decline in Nigeria’s educational sector.