- Prof. Ishaq Oloyede has urged Nigerian students to pursue their careers rigorously
- The JAMB registrar said tertiary education should be restricted to the students who could make a possible impact after their graduation
- Oloyede also noted that the students should be encouraged to take up vocational training where they can also make an impact
The registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB), Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, has declared that university education should not be for everybody.
TheCable reports that Oloyede, who featured on Funmi Iyanda's Public Eye's programme, said that some children would go to the university and end up not benefiting from the education.
Legit.ng gathered that the registrar, however, noted that some children could do some other things and be better without going to the university.
“Should all of us go to the university? The answer to me is no. These children will go to the university and end up not benefiting from university education but they could do some other things, they could be better not going to the university.
“The system itself needs to be addressed. In UK today, if one is a plumber, he could earn as much as somebody who is a professor if not more. He is fulfilled, he doesn’t need to be what he’s not because the system allows him to grow within his own path.”
Corroborating Oloyede's assertion on the programme, the CEO of Bennie Technologies, Jerry Mallo, explained how he became an inventor without a university degree.
He narrated how he went from not writing the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) to dropping out of university in the UK after being sponsored by a Nigerian professor and then going on to become a successful inventor.
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Mallo noted that when his mates were writing post-UTME, he went to learn roadside mechanic work, adding that he wanted to learn how the machines work.
He stated that he endured finishing his first year in the university with a very poor grade, saying that it was very bad for him as he spent the night time crying.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that in what would excite many parents and students, especially those who want to read humanities in the colleges of education, the JAMB registrar advocated that mathematics as a subject is unnecessary.
It was reported that Oloyede made this known on Tuesday, February 23, in Abuja as he warned provosts of colleges of education against the conduct of illegal admissions.
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Source: Legit Newspaper