JAMB

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Perhaps, we just don’t know the evil JAMB has done.

I passed at a sitting but I know folks who’re intelligent, who studied, who burnt the midnight and dawn candles but spent years writing JAMB.

Judging an entire youthful generation by year-in year-out repeated multiple choice questions that someone with a photographic memory can deal with?

How far, Nigeria?

How far, JAMB?

Progressive or retrogressive?

Isn’t WAEC or NECO or GCE or Post-UTME enough? Choose an exam struggle for our youths.

All these exams and we’re still where we are as a country – simply shows that exams aren’t [directly or indirectly] yardsticks for practical success and economic growth or economic development. Our academic setting ehn…

Perhaps, we just don't know the evil JAMB has done. Click To Tweet Exams aren't yardsticks for practical success and economic growth or economic development. Click To Tweet Isn't WAEC or NECO or GCE or Post-UTME enough? Choose an exam 'struggle' for our youths. Click To Tweet
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    2 Comments

  1. Amam Okafor September 22, 2015 at 11:08 pm Reply

    Stylized fact:
    1. No Nigerian University rank into the first 1000 of global institutions, but Nigerian Universities may yet be one the hardest to get admission.
    2. Firms, cooperate organisations and institutions don’t want to partner with Nigerian Universities to build capacities, yet they are very selective and demanding on skill sets from young grads.
    3. Most people wants JAMB scrapped out but we want out parents, families and friends employed by JAMB to still have their jobs.

    I could go on with these facts, but I guess you know already my position- I loathe JAMB (and the NYSC)

    • Okwukwe September 23, 2015 at 2:47 pm Reply

      Dear Lord!

      These facts you put up in the comment box are apt, Amam.

      Same way, we curse at NEPA, PHCN (or whatever they’re called these days) for the evil they do and someone will put up a disclaimer for his relative or something: selective judgment.

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