Dear Minister Of Education
JAMB SHOULD EITHER BE SCRAPPED OR REFORMED AND RESOLVED BACK TO THE FORMER SYSTEM OF PENCIL AND PAPER.
I humbly wish to suggest and stressed that JAMB should either be scrapped, reformed or forced to stop risking the lives of our potential youths. This system of posting JAMBITES students of 16-18 years to somewhere else many kilometres away from home is in advisedly inexpedient.
Some have never been to the places talk more of knowing or having any relative there just to write a two hour exam. Many students especially those from public schools have never had access to computer, so how do you think they can operate the device appropriately on their first contact with it?
Many students had an accident on their ways going or coming back home. My friend Adamu Mohammed Kukuri happens to be among the victims and casualties. He had an accident on his way coming back from Azare where he wrote his exams and he is now on bed suffering.
Every year since JAMB changed to this system of CBT students lose and risk their lives as a result of road accident, robbery, rape, kidnapping, and expose them to the danger of insecurity.
The most agonizing part of it is that after all this double or multiple jeopardy of subjecting students to unnecessary hardships right from registration point to exam, eventually almost more than half of the JAMBITES fail the exam which may denied them access of securing admission into universities.
From there their dreams of becoming a promising medical doctor, engineer, lawyer, Teacher, etc would start dashing down, and become reluctant.
This JAMB should either be scrapped or resolve back to the old system of pencil and paper. But this CBT system is a failure.
Muhammad M Baba