ActionAid Nigeria, CSACEFA decry poor JAMB exam performance

 ActionAid Nigeria and Civil Society Action Coalition on Education for All (CSACEFA) have decried the poor performance in the recently concluded Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB) examination.
The organisations in a statement by the Communications Adviser of ActionAID, Onyinyechi Okechukwu  noted that the yearly release of overwhelmingly poor examination results by examining bodies like the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), and the National Examinations Council (NECO) and Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB) have become an unwelcome ritual.
According to Andrew Mamedu, ActionAid Nigeria’s Education Programme Manager, “the recently released 2012 JAMB examination results showed only 10 percent out of the 110,724 scoring above the cut-off mark of 170 in the core subjects including English language, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Geography. The 2012 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) had 72, 243 candidates scoring 250 and above while 336,330 scored below 170”.............Full story

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