Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai
Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai has urged the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board to stop giving “preferential scores” to students from the Northern part of Nigeria who sit for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination.
He stated this on Monday during a Television programme monitored in Lagos
According to the governor, students in the North should not be given lower cut-off marks but the same cut-off marks as their counterparts from other parts of the country for them to be competitive nationally and internationally.
He said, “The north has always been behind in education, we’ve continuously been the disadvantaged region right from independence even though we’re given preferences, JAMB scores and all that. That has not helped, in fact, it has made our people lazy.