Chinonso Egemba, a medical doctor and content creator has lamented that the educational system in Nigeria is declining.
Popularly known as ”Aproko Doctor” on social media for his daily healthy lifestyle tips, Egemba noted that the authorities in Nigeria need to do more to ensure that quality education is sustained in the country.
“The educational system of Nigeria is declining right before our very eyes. Just score 35% and get into university. 50% is too steep.
“Our leaders made education lose value over time and removed all the incentives to get an education.
“So why are we screaming if people are not interested in schooling anymore? They can see around them how the “educated” ones in their community are faring.”
Egemba was reacting to the news that the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and tertiary education stakeholders have approved 140 for universities and 100 for polytechnics and colleges of education as cut-off marks.
The decisions were made during the 2023 annual policy meeting on admissions into tertiary institutions held in Abuja on Saturday, June 24.
The policy meeting, chaired by the Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Education, Andrew Adejoh, made the decisions following recommendations by the heads of institutions.
JAMB Registrar Professor Is-haq Oloyede, however, said the minimum benchmark is not a single-suit-fits-all for all institutions, adding that:
“Anything we decide here will become the minimum. What it means is that nobody can go below it.”