The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Ibadan Chapter has kicked against the recent policy of reassignment of candidates against their choices being adopted by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB).
ASUU said JAMB has made the admission process chaotic and exposed candidates to fraudsters saying JAMB must respect candidates preferences and choices for tertiary institutions and consider security of lives of candidates, cost, proximity, quality, and rights of the Nigerian child in arriving at any policy.
The union therefore called on Nigerians to join in calling for the total scrapping of JAMB saying it has outlived its usefulness.
While reacting to the recent policy, ASUU Chairman, University of Ibadan, Professor Segun Ajiboye described the policy as insensitive and exploitative of the children of the poor adding that it amounted to abuse of their fundamental human rights of freedom of choice.
ASUU lashed out at the Professor Dibu Ojerinde-led JAMB Board for being so insensitive to the plights of the Nigerian masses whose parents have not been paid for months by some Governors but are now being forced to pay N1, 000 to know where they are reassigned against their choices.
Ajiboye asked JAMB to respect the Act establishing it (Act 5 (c i-iii) which prescribes that the placement of suitable qualified candidates into tertiary institutions must take into account “the preferences expressed or otherwise indicated by candidates for certain tertiary institutions and courses; the vacancies available in each tertiary institution; the guidelines approved for each tertiary institution by its proprietor or other competent authority.
In the absence of a substantive Minister of Education, the ASUU boss called on President Muhammadu Buhari to call the Dibu Ojerinde JAMB to order so as not to make the children of the masses who populate public schools suffer.
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Source:: New Mail