It is disheartening and distressing, to hear the expatriates say “young Nigerians are potential clients for any products, because they will buy anything” and to see our so called leaders manifest this market strategy of making us to buy anything, even that we should not pay for.
Is it a turn-by-turn affair? We are yet to recover from the immigration recruitment rip-off theft and the abrupt end of the ill-thought recruitment exercise. Here is another.
When I heard someone say that one has to pay N1,500 to purchase Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) result checker which is being organised by Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), I argued that it was a lie. But alas, it is true. And in utmost good faith, no young Nigerian sees any fairness in this. As a result, we are not demanding any explanation or justification but immediate stoppage of this practice, because it is an open robbery.
If things continue this way I see no remarkable prospect in this nation and I’m disappointed to be a part. Just imagine an estimate of 1.5million out of 1.6million applicants multiplied by N1000 ( the official cost) as against the N1500 that business centres are selling the cards.
Explicably, there is justification on the part of West African Examination Council (WAEC) charging N500 for the card. 80 out of 100 applicants writing WAEC are being sponsored by the government. On this note it is not unfair if they asked for a token to access their results.
As regards this, I’ll like to call on every human right activist in the nation, concerned parents, and the government to ensure that the management of JAMB (Joint Admission and Matriculation Board) discontinues the rip-off of charging candidates for checking their results.
This article was written by Kariola Mustapha, Lagos Mainland, Lagos.
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