- Aisha Yesufu has called for the scrapping of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) entrance examination
- The examination is for prospective students seeking admission into tertiary institutions in Nigeria
- Yesufu, who became popular for her contributions to the #BringBackOurGirls movement, described JAMB as “a way of defrauding the masses”
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Writing on her verified Twitter handle on Saturday, July 22, Yesufu argued that tertiary institutions should be allowed to completely process their admission.
Why JAMB should be scrapped: Aisha Yesufu
The 49-year-old maintained that the examination body generating huge funds for Nigeria from sales of Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) forms means it is "overcharging" citizens.
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"Let me repeat. If JAMB is generating billions it simply means JAMB is over-charging students. Jamb should not be a revenue generating body.
"Infact, JAMB should be scrapped. Let universities do their admission themselves. After all, they now do their own entrance exam."
LASU's best-graduating student, Aminat Yusuf reveals how she got admission
In a piece of related news, Legit.ng reported that the record-setting first-class Law graduate from the Lagos State University (LASU), Aminat Yusuf, said she did not gain admission through JAMB's UTME.
Speaking on Sunday, July 9, at the Muslim Students Society of Nigeria (MSSN), Alimosho Area Council’s SS3 get-together held in the Egbeda area of Lagos, Miss Yusuf stated that she gained admission to LASU through the direct entry (DE).
Yusuf emerged as the best-graduating student for the 2021/2022 academic session with a perfect 5.00 Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA).
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The Secretary-General of the committee, Professor Yakubu Ochefu, said the 140 cut-off is only a minimum score set by JAMB to serve as a guide for all Nigerian universities, and it does so together with other stakeholders.