The Vice Chancellor of Obong University, Professor Udoudo Ekanemesang has called on the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) to embark on quarterly conduct of its examination to give students seeking admission in Nigerian universities more opportunities.
Ekanemesang made this suggestion in a chat with journalists in Uyo.
He described the current post-UTME examination as a loophole for corruption that allows tertiary institution staff to admit preferred candidates by technically voiding the UTME scores.
Most institutions, he noted, have turned the exercise to a corrupt means of impoverishing innocent Nigerians.
“Something is wrong with our educational system and the way we conduct exams here. We give a child a single examination and his life depends on it, and this makes them to be desperate and involve in all manner of malpractices”, he said.
Professor Ekanemesang added that Nigeria needs to “change the system to give students seeking admission multiple chances by conducting examinations quarterly like in the United states America”.
Obong University is a private university in Akwa Ibom state.