The recent observation by the senate of the 8th National Assembly to mandate UTME results to be valid with the period of at least 3 years has been faulted by JAMB registrar, Mr. Dibu Ojerinde.
According to him, such a policy would delay and obstruct the education progress of students across board.
He said:“There are complexities in this thing, until we are able to clear it. When you say you will use JAMB results for three years, is it an achievement test or aptitude test? However, are we delaying his or her life? Are we postponing his or her life by telling them to stay at home? If by next year he doesn’t get the cut off points, what happens?
Mr. Ojerinde also said that expressing reservations about the Senate position did not in any way signify opposition to cutting cost.
“I have nothing against the idea, because we will tell the children, ‘those bluffing Polytechnics and College of Education, go there and waste their time’, if it is a waste of time.”
He spoke in Abuja during the opening ceremony of JAMB-UNEB Benchmark on Item Banking.