Preferential Treatments In Education Have Made Northern Region Lazy – Governor El-Rufai

The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, has urged the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board to cease giving “preferential scores” to Northern Nigerian college students who sit for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination.

El-Rufai said this on Monday whereas talking on Channels Television’s ‘Sunrise Daily’ breakfast programme.

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The governor suggested the physique to cease giving college students within the North decrease cut-off marks however moderately apply the identical cut-off marks as their counterparts from different components of the nation for them to be aggressive nationally and internationally.

The admissions board was established in 1978 saddled with the duty “to conduct matriculation examinations for entry into all universities polytechnics and colleges of education in the country and to place suitably qualified candidates in the available places in these institutions.”

He mentioned, “The north has all the time been behind in schooling, we’ve constantly been the deprived area proper from independence despite the fact that we’re given preferences, JAMB scores and all that. That has not helped; the truth is, it has made our individuals lazy.

“Against this differential JAMB and FG (Federal Government) scores, I feel individuals must be inspired to work onerous and compete and we’re ready to make our kids in Kaduna State to be aggressive, not solely within the state however globally.

“The faculties are closed now as a result of, on the recommendation of safety companies, they want a few months to undertake huge safety operations. They are doing that. We are assured that from the following two weeks, we’d begin the gradual reopening of colleges.

“We have moved a lot of our college students in rural areas that we aren’t positive we will defend to city faculties, thereby rising the congestion in city faculties that we will defend.

“The steady closure of colleges is strictly what bandits and Boko Haram need and we aren’t going to allow them to win however we should put the security of our kids and academics first.”

El-Rufai additionally mentioned the present closure of colleges within the state was the most important objective of bandits and terrorists oppressing the state however he vowed that they gained’t win as he said that the gradual reopening of colleges would start quickly.

Furthermore, the governor mentioned that the state generated over $3bn international and native investments within the final two years regardless of the menace of banditry.

According to him, the Nigeria Police Force and different safety companies are overwhelmed, therefore, the necessity to prepare a whole bunch of vigilantes who will bear arms and confront the marauders who function from the forests of Kaduna.

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Preferential Treatments In Education Have Made Northern Region Lazy – Governor El-Rufai

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