- August 5, 2015
- Posted by: Website Admin
- Category: National News, Uncategorized
The Nigeria Union of Teachers-NUT has condemned the current Joint Admission and Matriculation Board policy that places cut-off marks for students seeking admission into Universities at 180 and 150 for those seeking admission into Polytechnics and Colleges of Education.
In a statement signed by the General Secretary of the Union, Obong Obong, the union described the policy as derogatory and highly discriminatory aimed at demeaning and lowering the professional status of teachers with its negative effect on the attainment of quality education in the country.
NUT further called for an immediate reversal of the policy adding that the government must ensure only students of distinction are admitted to be trained as teachers in all educational institutions in the country to address the continuous decline in the quality of education.