Dr Oluyombo Onafowokan, an Associate Professor, has flayed the directive by the Senate that JAMB should extend the validity of results acquired in Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) to a period of three years – saying it will have negative effect on the nation’s standard of education.
Speaking on Saturday in an interview in Sango-Ota, Ogun state, Onafowokan, a Senior Lecturer, School of Management & Social Sciences, Pan Atlantic University, Lagos, stated that such policy would make students lackadaisical and unserious.
He said that the directive by the Senate is not good for ‘our educational system because it will make students not to take JAMB examination seriously.’
He said, “I think the new policy will also create room for redundancy, since they know that their JAMB result could be used to enter the university for three years.”
The don said that JAMB should be allowed to continue with the best ways known to it in handling the examination annually.
He further added that the nation’s educational system needed policy that would improve standard of education not the one that would have adverse effects.
Onafowakan assertion is coming barely 24 hours after the Vice Chancellor of the Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti(ABUAD), Prof Michael Ajisafe, faulted the same decision by the senate to extend the validity of JAMB results to a period of three years.
Ajisafe made this known on Friday during a press conference heralding the 2016 convocation ceremony, where 912 students will bag degrees in various courses.