The House of Representatives on Tuesday resolved to probe the circumstances surrounding the controversial reduction of cut-off marks for admission into tertiary institutions by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) for the 2017/2018 academic session.
To this end, the House mandated its Committee on Tertiary Education and Services to summon the Registrar of JAMB, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, with a view to finding out the rationale behind what the House considered on lowering of admission standards.
The resolution followed a motion titled, ‘Need to Investigate the Reduction in the Cut-Off Marks for Admissions into Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria’, sponsored by Hassan Saleh.
Saleh, in the motion, reminded the House that while it was on annual recess, Professor Ishaq Oloyede, JAMB Registrar, and other stakeholders controversially lowered the entrance qualification grade into the nation’s higher institutions.
Saleh argued that the development served as a drawback to the country’s education standards.
The committee has four weeks to conduct its investigation and report back to the House for further legislative action.