Former Vice-President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, has noted that he is not in support of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board JAMB to reduce its cut-off mark for students wanting to gain admission into tertiary institutions.
Atiku made this hint while replying an aggrieved fan on his social media page who suggested that the he hopes the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, would consider students seeking admission by helping to reduce the cut-off mark by five percnt (5%).
The former VP explained that rather than reduce the cut-off mark, it will be better that the standard of education be improved so that student can do well in their exams.
Read his response below;
Dear, @nazer_usman I don't think should drop standards. Better we improve quality of education, so students can pass.
What if the cut off mark for exams were reduced, but students keep failing? Would we keep reducing the pass mark till it is zero?
Failure rates in schools is not because the exams are tougher. It's because the quality of education has dropped. We must fix education.
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