COEs Admission : JAMB to re-address admission processes
By Temitope Mustapha, Abuja
The Registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board JAMB, Professor Ishaq Oloyede, has said that JAMB would rescue the dwindling condition of the Colleges of Education by re-addressing the admission processes.
Oloyede stated this at a three-day Stakeholders Summit on Repositioning the Colleges of Education for improved efficiency and effectiveness.
Professor Oloyede also called for the cancellation of Mathematics as requirement for candidates who sought admission for Arts and Humanity courses into Colleges of Education (COEs).
” The major issue and the problem is systemic because if you require an applicant to have mathematics and physics to study study Yoruba, Hausa, Igho or Arabic, I think that is the problem.
” We need to be realistic about issues of prerequisite”
He identified informal route of admitting candidates into COEs as major challenge affecting the system, he warned major actors to be sincere about the admission processes.
Speaking on the importance of the teaching profession, Oloyede said a lot of steps has been taken towards the enhancement as he called for genuine implementation of reward system that would be favourable to all teachers.
He identified implementation as a major challenge as he emphasised on the place of proper coordination of policies to prevent counter productivity.
” A lot of steps has been taken towards enhancement of the teaching profession. I look forward to actualisation of those steps. I believe that teachers are in this condition because of the reward system and the reward system is unfavourable to the teachers partly because of the huge numbers of teachers involved. If we can genuinely raise a reward system for teachers, a number of steps have been announced by Federal Government .
” If those steps are actualised and adequately implemented, there will be problem in implementation because it will generate another raise to 70 years”
He adds that what was required was to coordinate and refine the implementation process to avoid counter productivity