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The JAMB Cut-off Mark Tragedy -By Koye-Ladele Mofehintoluwa

“The current method of education is faulty” —Simisola Ogunleye There can be no good sounding in the recent announcement of very low cut-off marks in Nigeria’s most important grading examination, the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination. The entire occasion reminds one of the Yoruba word, “ijamba”, which sounding like JAMB, the acronym of the Joint Admissions […]

Free education is dangerous to those who receive it. Forget what people tell you about the need to make education free. When people pay nothing for education, they usually don’t value it. Free education can be applied for a short period after a disaster like war, but it should not be made a permanent thing. […]

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I have had pondered on this question several times between 2013 and 2015. Between those years, I wrote UTME three times and post UTME three times too. In 2013 and 2014, I applied to Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, to study law. The first year I had 226 in UTME and 240 in post UTME. My […]

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Every human is a teacher but not every teacher is humane. In recent times, many have run to teaching as the render of the last resort. This is because they have failed to secure a job in their hearts-warming-passionate professions and when an opportunity comes from teaching, they accepted it saying,’do I have a choice? […]

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Last year I stumbled on a quote on tragedy by Shakespare. The quote says “tragedy is misinterpreted comedy”. This means that all happenings that give us mental and psychology stress are meant to put smile of “oh I see my mistakes, I will make it work next time”. Medically, both young and old adults are […]

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Access to quality education has enabled me to reach far beyond the Bangladeshi village I grew up in. – Muhammad Yunus During one of my early morning workouts, a colleague informed me that dozens of private universities have applied for licenses to operate. They are taking advantage of the desperate demand for degrees by the […]

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The management of Caleb University, Lagos State yesterday invited officers of the Nigerian Police Force to attack the students who were protesting the draconian, ridiculous and unlawful policy of the university. The rule was that any student found with any opposite sex after 7 pm and before 8 am “has committed a crime”, punishable by […]

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Nigeria knows how to make simple things difficult by creating crises where there should be none. Let me buttress this with two personal experiences. Years back, I attended an event in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. I checked into a hotel that evening because my appointment was in the morning of the next day. I had […]

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“Good academic qualifications without good foundation of self discipline, the individual is useless to him|herself, familyand the society“…………anonymous Over the past weeks I have examined the growing issue if indiscipline in campus, it is not unusual these days to hear of students engaging in some unimaginable misconduct or the other. Indisciple means lack of discipline […]

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The eyes of both applicants and their parents was on Professor Is-haq Oloyede as he set the stage for the most saddened Jamb Result in the history of Nigeria. From my perception of that man who sit as the Jamb registrar after Professor Dibu Ojerinde, I see Oloyede as a man very much interested in […]

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