The National Association of Nigeria Students (NANS) has called for the scrapping of the Joint Admission And Matriculation Board (JAMB) over what they described as anti-students and exploitative policies.
The call was made on Monday by NAN’s president, Comrade Tijani Usman, who led a protest to the JAMB headquarters in Abuja. He said that the purpose for the establishment of JAMB has been bastardized.
His words: “The reason why we are here is to tell the general public and the government of the day that JAMB has outlived its usefulness. Nigerian students have seen most of the draconian policies of JAMB that is exploitative”.
“Parents have been paying huge sums of money just for their children to get admission into various tertiary institutions, yet JAMB will not give them.” admission because JAMB cannot give admission,” he added.
But speaking on behalf of JAMB, Director of Quality Assurance, Mr. John Okonkwo said the policy that generated so much controversy was introduced by JAMB in order to give admission seekers the opportunity of getting admission into other schools offering the same courses that students applied for, but which was not the schools of their choice.