The National Association of Nigeria Students (NANS) on Monday, slammed the Joint Admission And Matriculation Board (JAMB) describing it as anti-students.
The students body also called for the scrapping of JAMB over its ‘exploitative policies.’
Comrade Tijani Usman, who is the national president of NANS, made this known in Abuja, when he led a protest to the JAMB headquarters.
He claimed that the purpose for the establishment of JAMB has outlived its usefulness.
“The reason why we are here is to tell the general public and the government of the day that JAMB has outlived its usefulness. Nigerian students have seen most of the draconian policies of JAMB that is exploitative
“Parents have been paying huge sums of money just for their children to get admission into various tertiary institutions, yet JAMB will not give them admission because JAMB cannot give admission,” Usman said.
However, Mr. John Okonkwo, the Director of Quality Assurance, who spoke on behalf of JAMB, explained that the new policy introduced by JAMB which generated so much controversy was introduced in order to give admission seekers the opportunity of getting admission into other schools offering the same courses which they (students) applied for, but which was not the schools of their choice.