Members of the Association of Proprietors of Innovation Institutions in Nigeria have vow to dragged the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board if it does not conduct the 2015 admission into tertiary institutions according to the 2015 admission policy.
President of the association, Andrew Jegede, told newsmen in Ibadan that the association it agreed at a policy meeting that the admission body would determine the admission of students into universities, polytechnics and colleges of education based on the schools carrying capacities.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities had last week condemned JAMB’s decision to place candidates in schools other than their choices, but the Federal Government had reversed the policy.
Jegede said that APIIN would, however, go to court if JAMB refused to enforce the policy.
He also called for the scrapping of post-UTME, alleging that schools were using it to extort money from the candidates.
He said, “The right persons have not been talking to the public about the 2015 JAMB admission policy. I was a member of the policy body that resolved and decided the cut-off and admission guideline for 2015. The heads of universities, polytechnics, colleges of education and other tertiary institutions were all at the meeting when we took the decision.
“We considered the problems associated with the 2014 admission procedure before arriving at the JAMB policy on admission for 2015. We considered the location, carrying capacity of the institutions and other criteria set by the Federal Government.
“We will take JAMB and the FG to court if the decision and the policy we arrived at are set aside for 2015 admission. We will not allow JAMB to use a policy that was not agreed upon.”
He called for the scrapping of post-UTME test, arguing that the examination was of no use since JAMB now used Computer Based Testing for the UTME examination.
Jegede added, “Today, we have a situation whereby candidates are used to generate huge revenues for the institutions through the post-UTME examinations. It is pure exploitation when an institution invites 13,000 candidates for the examination when its carrying capacity is only 3,000 students.
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