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Teachers union reject 150 cut-off marks for Polytechnics

05 August 2015, 12:06

Abuja - Nigeria Union of Teachers has rejected the 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, Vanguard reports.

In a statement signed by the General Secretary of the NUT, Obong Obong, the union described the policy as derogatory, and highly discriminatory.

The NUT said the policy is aimed at demeaning and lowering the professional status of teachers with its concomitant negative effect on the attainment of quality education in the country.

Also read: Protest in UNILAG over cut-off marks

The union 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 county.

Obong said in most advanced and developed countries, it is considered that a teacher’s ability to disseminate knowledge to students is dependent on his sound intellectual capability.

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