The Vice-Chancellor of Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED), Ogun State, Prof. Oluyemisi Obilade, has reacted to JAMB pegging the cut off mark for universities to 120.
According to the academician, the onus would ultimately fall on parents and employers of labour to decide “between a first-class graduate of a university which takes 120 as its cut-off mark or one that takes 180 as its cut-off mark.”
Obilade confirmed that TASUED would never go below 180 for any reason.
Her response to newsmen on the development:
Though some universities chose 120 at the meeting. WhatJAMB has done is to transfer power back to the Senate of universities to decide their cut-off marks. What I can tell you is that many public universities and even private universities will not go below 200. We were told that some universities were doing what they called ‘under the table admission’ and then come back to JAMB after four years for regularisation.
TASUED will not go below 180, not under my watch. Even in the United States, there is what we call Ivy League universities, and there are those you can call ‘Next Level Universities’. There are also those that are termed community colleges. At the meeting, the outcome is that universities have been given the freedom to decide. It is not a general legislature and it is not binding on everybody, she said.