How JAMB Has Been Jamming Our Students’ Future – Shehu Sani | Senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani has said the Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB) has been “jamming” the future of young Nigerians.
Sani said this on Tuesday while speaking on the motion that regulatory conflict between JAMB and universities in offering admission in Nigeria, need to be revisited.
The motion was sponsored by Umaru Kurfi, senator representing Katsina central.
He said the post-unified matriculation examination (UME) was creating hardships for Nigerian students.
“JAMB has been literally jamming the future of our young people, in the very sense that there has been a lot of impediments that has seriously affected their ability to get into the university,” he said.
“But in all honesty, this motion brings to spot light solutions that if supported by this senate will go a long way.Our concern is that after JAMB comes Post-UME that becomes a series of hardship and suffering in the way people get into the universities.
“The problem we face here is peculiar to us, it is easier for a Nigerian to secure admission outside the country than it is here. Why should that be so? I think in this era where we are trying to do everything possible to conserve our foreign exchange, there is a the need to simplify the process in which young people get admission into our universities.”