Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai has urged the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board to stop giving "Preferential Scores" to Student in Northern Nigeria who sit for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination.
According to the Punch, the Governor stated this on Monday as a guest on Channels Television's 'Sunrise Daily' breakfast programme monitored by The Punch.
The Governor said that students in the North should not be given lower cut-off marks but the same cut-off marks as their counterpart from other part of the country for them to be competitive nationally and internationally.
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board set cut-off marks across the country, but the general cut-off marks for admission into tertiary institutions for the 2021/2022 academic session was cancelled and that gave the institutions the freedom to set their separate minimum benchmark for admission.
He said that even though they are given preferences, that has not helped, but has made our people lazy.
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