The rector of Bayelsa Collage of Arts and Science, Dr. Jeremiah Yabefa yesterday decried multiple examinations for admission into universities, noting that such process was not good in establishing credible tertiary education.
He suggested that admission into tertiary institutions should be allowed for students with five credits in WAEC.
Yabefa said, “The issue of admission into tertiary institutions in the country is worrisome. Admission is supposed to be easy for the citizens; how can people be writing so much exams before admission?
“Some students have written exams, especially the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, for four to five years and yet, no admission for them into the university.
“The FG should quash JAMB and adopt policy that can make education easy for the people,”
A parent, Mr Lambo George also stressed the need to streamline a clear cut admission processes in Nigeria and urged JAMB to maintain cut-off point for admission.
“The schools in the country are making education difficult for the people. JAMB has done well by bringing cut-off mark to 180 for university and 150 for polytechnic.
“Placing too many exams by some schools for admission is not opportunity to correct the accumulated malpractices from the secondary schools up to the JAMB exam.
“Several screenings, especially the post-UTME which came in, has not helped in establishing credible tertiary education.
“We, parents are made to pay so much money to get admission for their children; let us go back to the drawing board and adopt policy that can make admission process easy in the country,” George said.

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