Despite intense assurance from the coordinator of Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, of fewer hitches in exams, the Proprietor, Mavir Schools, Lagos, Mr. Mike Ugwu, has called on the management to navigate the JAMB system to the days of pen and pencil shading.
Mr. Ugwu, who made this call at the school’s 6th annual inter- house sports competition held recently in Lagos, said that, JAMB is yet to be fully competent onComputer-Based Test, CBT, system. “If they can go back to the drawing board and improve on their network system, it will raise the nation’s education standard, but until then, they need to revert to pen and pencil,” he said.
He noted that “if JAMB can improve on CBT, let them do it. This same complaint was heard last year and is still repeating itself. They are still finding it difficult. A computer literate person won’t find it difficult but others will.”
On his view on the nation’s education system, he stated that “there is a lot that has to be done. The state of our education system is giving us sleepless nights. Government has a lot to contribute. My children wrote the just-concluded exam, one of them got a particular result, but was later sent another, they scored him 99, later we got another alert and they gave him 239.”
Also speaking at the event, Principal, Mavir Leaders College, Mr. Ewetayo Oluwafemi said the Federal Govt should show more commitment. “They should empower private schools; it shouldn’t be all about private schools paying levy. We are partners in progress. Government should encourage an environment such that we can develop these children to remain committed to their studies.”