The joint admission and matriculation board, Jamb may have reduced the post Utme cut off mark for colleges of education to 13o mainly to encourage student to seeks admission into college of education.
However this action has not gone down well with former Speaker, House of Representatives, Dimeji Bankole, who expressed his dissatisfaction at JAMB for fixing the cut-off mark for Colleges of education at 130
Urging jamb to increase the cut off mark for colleges of education, Mr Bankole said“At present, to gain admission into universities and polytechnics, students must achieve pass marks at or above the cut-off points of 160-180.
“On the same scale of measurement,Post Utme the cut-off mark for admission to a college of education is 130. This means that the system is pre-disposed to select poorer academic performers to train as teachers for our children.”
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“If we are selecting poorer academic performers to train and teach our students, how can we expect our students to be of high educational standard, if all through their formative academic years, they are separated from the brightest minds and not forced to push themselves past the standards and achievements of individuals who are unable to gain admission into university?
“This is no joking matter. Our colleges of education should have the highest cut-off points, attract the smartest students, because they matter too much for the future of this country.”
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