The Vice Chancellor, Wesley University of Science and Technology, Professor Tola Badejo on Tuesday insisted that the Joint Admissions Matriculation Board (JAMB) which the Federal Government intends to scrap must be left to stay.
Speaking on Channels Television’s breakfast programme, Sunrise Daily, Prof Badejo said he was upset about the government’s intention to scrap two examination bodies, JAMB and the National Examinations Council (NECO).
He further stated that JAMB is a clearing house which is needed in other to avoid a scenario where applicants are forced to procure as many forms as possible in a bid to secure one admission.
He stated that it is unfortunate that JAMB exists because in advanced countries, there is no need for such a body but the case in Nigeria is different as there are not enough facilities, infrastructures to accommodate available and qualified applicants.
Talking about the proposal to streamline the functions of the examination body, he stated that it already exists.
“I really don’t know what JAMB will be doing if they are not organising exams.” He said