[Must Read] Interesting Article on the New Point System of Admission

Here is an interesting article we stumbled upon on Facebook and thought we could share with you.
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THE POINT SYSTEM: THE BEST MISTAKE OF THE CENTURY
By Chibuzo Celestine.

It is no more news that most schools have already adopted and are still adopting the point system for determining the scores of her aspirants. Well to some people (those with nice WAEC results), it might be an unexpected blessing and to others it’s a huge blow. I was among the protagonists of the new point system because it favoured most of my friends but recently, I gave myself a hard pinch and I came back to my senses by cogitating the effects of this new system on our Educational system especially the type of graduates we will be expecting from 2020 onwards if this point system is not changed to something better.

Now let’s analyse this policy with its overall defects: Your WAEC result, as it stands now determines to a great extent whether you will be an undergraduate or not. And this is not healthy for the country. If it was in 1980s and 1990s when Waec was a true test of knowledge, I would have welcomed this policy with open arms but now, I can say with no fear of contradiction that 98% of the Secondary Schools in Nigeria are in one way or the other Special Centres.

Gone are the days when Government schools as seen as exam-malpractice-free-school. Even Missionary schools headed by Rev Fathers give their students assistance inside the hall all in the name of protecting the image of school. Getting A’s in Waec is now a normal thing which is no more celebrated and Jamb, (not minding the irregularities that always mar it) is seen to some extent as a better test of knowledge than WAEC. In the previous years, Students sit for Jamb and to cover the defects of Jamb (UTME), schools conduct post UTME which has been an avenue whereby they fish out some of those aspirants that in one way or the other participated in Exam Malpractice.

Am not against the scrapping of the post-UTME but it will be appropriate to compare this present mode of screening called the point system to what we had before which defined Merit to some extent.

Since WAEC is now what determines an aspirant’s chances of getting admission, the rate of Exam Malpractice in Waec will increase to an unreasonable level. Whenever I think about this new screening method, I ponder on the type of Graduates in form of Doctors, Lawyers, Engineers, Economic Planners, Accountants etc we will be expecting in the year 2020. Given the current method of screening (points system) unqualified candidates will be admitted ignoring gurus who probably, wrote WAEC when WAEC was WAEC and had a little deficiency in their results.

Given the current Social and Economic Problems we are experiencing in this Nation, this new Screening method is supposed to be the last change we should make in our educational sector because for us to restructure the Economy, which is not what will actualize in the next decade, attention should be paid to the Education sector because it’s the source of manpower with which we can Come out of this pit we are in. If this new screening method which lays great emphasis on WAEC result is the only option, then it’s better to leave it the way it was by bringing back the post UTME.

To avert the consequences of this new point system, I implore the FG to take a step back by annulling the new point system which she has introduced and providing for something better which will give equal opportunities to all aspirants and enthrone at least an atom of meritocracy in the admission process.

Also, Jamb should try and effect some improvements in her system of examination which will minimize Exam Malpractice and make it once again a TRUE test of knowledge just like it was in the 1990s. With this, I draw my curtain.

97 comments

  1. hmmmm, good point made here. thank you very much…

    • You’re right. As it is now it is left for the universities to flush them out if they can’t cope at the end of first semester. Those who can not defend their results will be seen flouting whenever the real deal starts.

  2. Why do some people like talking nonsense, you are pondering on the kind of doctors and lawyers because immediately after admission into school they will get there certificate abi,what is the school and the lecturers for if not to fish out the bad blood and get the best ones, why are you so assured that there is no malpractice in jamb, or even after jamb,does everyone get admitted on merit? Some people still bend the rules a bit. This is Nigeria in Africa! For the records

  3. To God be the glory, this comment is a must read, and I pray that those concerned will look into it and allow the proper screening to be conducted by the universities to enable the qualified candidates to be admitted into our universities

  4. Wow. U r absolutely correct…. But GOD knows the Best..My own is that I will gain admission into unn this year by God’s grace.

  5. Please is there going to be post ume

  6. Good submission. The adverse effect 0f this turn-around in the education sector is sure to come to it is sustained. We pray it does not destroy the system.

  7. Well dats rubbish cuz not every school embarks on exam malpractice nd u might embark on it and still fail

  8. this is very true

  9. The person who posted this is 100% right.people may call it rubbish or whatever because it favoured them but i will regard that person as a selfish being.is it not obvious to all nigerian that examination malpractice is now a rigid method of writing waec?how can someone with 250 in jamb will be scoring 230 and another person with 200 will be scoring 240.is this fair? they would have called us for postume than doing this

  10. Emeka, i reason that you are one of those that endulge in Exam malpractice and the new system is favouring you. Well kudos to the writer as i hope that this article will get to those concerned so that they may checkmate this new process and may try and go back to the old one which to me remains the best. I REP UNN (A LION)

  11. That’s indeed a critical analysis, but ‘who will bell the cat?’. For me, I never supported the scrapping of POST-UTME, it’s an ’embrace’ to exam malpractice.

  12. I pray that the appropriate authorities will get this message you are passing. The point system is not actually the best for Nigeria education sector, it may increase the high level of examination malpractises in this country.

  13. There is nothing wrong with d point system, which other country apart from nigeria that right jamb nd post utme only to get admission, why write too much exam only to get admission, jamb nd post utme can serve the same purpose since they have the same mode of questions nd method of arrangement, so one should be removed, either jamb or post utme should be removed, or we can copy how other nations do go about granting admission dat made it difficult for an individual to struggle for it. The case of exam malpractice is d government issue nd dat is not a reason at all to remove d point system, if schools are into exam malpractice then is d government fault, it means dat the government is lacking behind nd should fill up d spac, is left for d government to stop exam malpractice since they are equal to d task, exam malpractice is not a good reason nd can never be a reasonable reason to to reject the point system.

  14. shhhhhhhhh……. every body, we should underscore the fact that the writer was adversely affected by this system…. which informed his choice of this write up. but i want to draw every spirited member of this family to the fact that free-lance stance on issues like this must be upheld rather than reading shits from frustrated people.
    in other words this write up lacks the basic ingredients of well cogitated argument on government policy in view of the massive irregularities that had befallen the examination conduct in our country Nigeria. So Mr writer…… shhhhh

  15. As this Article was post as must read,that is how Waec malpractice this days is must partispate whether u know what to write or not, becou it’s another way teachers do make money from students. So my own opinion is that if Educational sectors knows the best way of giving students admission let them adopt it. And again for d writer God bless you.

  16. Maybe u guys have forgotten that we are in CHANGE regime.anyway, whatever system they like,all i knw is dat god will never fail his children.

  17. U have à point mr writer but it will be best If UNN does what they feel its right.

  18. THE WRITER JUST NAILED IT AND IT IS SO TRUE.Anybody sayn the writer was affected by this process is truly on oshogbo weed.guys should knw dat policies are not meant to favor everyone bt then the truth must be told.the importance of post ume cannot be overemphasized because it gvs everyone the equal opportunity to know there ability unlike wasc that malpractice has eaten deep into its fabric lyk a canker worm.expo here and there,miracle center operating without fear and shame,exams written by means of proxy or mercenaries,papers leaking months before the actual exam day.people awarded with unmerited grades and AFTER IT WILL BE USED TO JUDGE ONE DURING SCREENING.abeg is it fair?#bringbackourpostutme#JOOOR!!!

  19. The point system will force many that made c’s in waec to rewrite waec next year and u guys knows what it means MALPRACTICE in a bigger way.

  20. If a student made his waec and jamb well then, there is possibility to make putme because all these axams are conducted by humans. Putme which is the talk of today is not conducted by angels. And been admitted is not been a graduate. Universities should prepare to do their duties faithfully and stop complaining because they have skeleton in the cupboard too. And i hope FG do not place order that every addmitted student must be graduated. Universities has four or more years to screen her students. Before scrapping of putme, students used to graduate with first class, second class upper & lower and third class certificates and after scrapping , it will happen. Students should make jamb well and cover up their waec.

  21. the writer made a point in his article but I think that the best thing to do is to see if there will be any way exam malpractice can be stopped especially in waec, because apart from waec, jamb as and the said post utme are all games of luck. they only ask objective questions and these questions can be guessed correctly by any lucky candidate. I know someone who can’t make a correct English sentence and was scoring 258 in jamb and pulled through post utme to gain admission in the university, after which was unable to go into 2nd year because all she had were f . so please fellow Nigerians , let’s face the reality and stop crying over a spilt milk. thank you.

  22. This is serious,I just pray the point system is annuled or modified

  23. Some people self …mehn this is NIGERIA and I can confess now that I got the postutme questions a day to the Exam 2015/2016 session and I got 333/400 don’t know y sha but dat was my score so for u guys here ,with or without postUtme Exam malpractice still prevails everywhere…

  24. Everything Is Falling Out Of Space In Nigeria Oooo.The Writter Is Totally Write Because Its Just Like Telling Secndary School Not To Conduct Entrance Exam…We All Know That Its Only Through Screening That The Actual Candidates Qualified For Admission Is Gotten.Now How Will Schools Itself Know The True Candidates They Should Admit?This Particular point System May Even Favour The School More Bcos Admission Will Sold At A Very High Cost.Corruptio Can Not Be Stoped By Just Passing A Decree It Can Only Be Stopped When ALL,INCLUDING ME AND YOU REPENT AND GIVE OUR LIVES TO JESUS.

  25. Please Oooo.I Just Saw That FSLC can be replaced with Testmonial ooooo.whats happening

  26. stop being wicked and fooled….. This point system didnt favour you we all are Nigerians. If it favours you, you won’t come out with this..Is the school to decide which system they intend to use… For the matter of fact yhey selected it and you did… they cant because of you change what has happened. if you and i are not favoured we come back next year…. Dont use your own to affect the masses

  27. stop being fooled the person who wrote this was affected…. Are you the government or the school body..
    if it is point system the school is taking, fine, if its p-utme fine…Better still when you were supposed to read for waec you didnt now someone with unmerited favour happens to have a high mark , just because you did yours and it didnt favour you thats why you came up with this….. Abeg you the writer should allow people to enter school ooooo!

  28. I support the previous method of screening.

  29. xo which policy will unn adopt now…i jxt wish everyone of us admission in progress….it beta b a favourable policy

  30. ezeugwu ijeoma jennifer

    kudos to u legend,but the qeustion still remins ‘WHO WILL BELL THE CAT’ so will u bell the cat for us mr celestine?

  31. Let me tell you that exam malpractice is every where even the Post Ume you re talking about, what about the money Universities re making in conducting it. The problem is not exam malpractice or the system of scoring rather we that refuse to change to change our system for better. Is exam malpractice a ghost or we that cannot be tackled?

  32. HMMM. . . . . . .EVERY ONE 4 HIS OWN BELLY. . . . . . . . . . . . . .EVEN DURING POSTUTME EXAM , SOMANY QUALIFIED CANDIDATES DONT GET ADMITTED. . . . . . THIS SYSTEM I BETTER. . . . . . .YOU CAN NOT READ TIRELESLY AND DOGHEADLY FOR UR WAEC AND JAMB AND NOT PASS WELL. . . . . .OR IS THERE MALPRATICE IN MARKING WAEC AND JAMB. . . . .BT I DOES NOT HAVE MALPRATICE. . . .IN MY JAMB CENTRE EVERYONE TO YOUR OWN COMPUTER. . . . . . .EVEN SOMANY PIPLE GIVE EXPO DURING WAEC DO FAIL. . .ONLY INTELLIGET AND BLESSED PIPLE PASS. . . . .DIS POINT SYSTEM SAVES MONEY AND STRESS . . . . .ONE MAN’S FOOD IS ANODA MAN’S POISON. . . . .IF U ENTER THE UNIVERSITY WITH A RESULT U CAN’T DEFEND IN PUBLIC. . . DEN U ARE MORE LIKELY NOT TO FINISH IN A WAY U WON’T BE PROUD OF. . . . .IS THERE EXAM MALPRATICE IN THE UNIVERSITY? IF YES THE UNI SO STUPID IN IT’S HIGHEST ORDER . . .BT IF NO THE UNI HAS NOTHING TO FEAR. . . . .GOVERNMENT SHOULD IMPROVE WAEC AND JAMB. . . . . . . . . .

  33. pls has any unn aspirant being given admission

  34. Well,those admitted with result that doesn’t give true test of their stuff will eventually face the consequence during their undergraduate program ;if they can’t cope ,they will eventually be withdrawn. However,Post- utme give better test of student ability because it’s a common thing for many to make their waec at excellent grade either through impersonation,machinery or mass cheating.

  35. U’re 100% correct, on a neutral ground the point system is quite lacking cos our Waec and Jamb nowadays is nothing to write home abt, believe it or nt. Had it been dat both Waec and Jamb are still like it ws in its early yrs, then what are we talking. This year’s Waec result 4 e.g, is filled with As, Bs nd Cs, there’s hardly anybody with D7, you’ll see a candidate with 5 As, is nt impossible bt try and check his/her performance in his SS. I applaud d scrapping of Post Utme bt dis Point System is jst disappointing, anyways d deal is done. And i beg to differ with u, in reference to what type of graduate will come out, come 2020, i totally disagree with u dat dis point system will affect d students dat wil grad come 2020. There wont be any different between those dat graduates 2016 and those of 2020, why bcos if u think dat our universities has been doing well, then u must know dat the candidates dat didn’t merit their Waec bt got adm, will hv to sit up (or drop out) in order to step up to the expectation of their sch, dat is logical(at least, i hope so). Bt if u think dat our universities hv been producing rotten eggs, it will again. I suggest dat with dis point system on board, universities and d likes should set up a way or an exam dat will eliminate unserious candidates, i.e let first yr be a year of probation. MAYBE JUST MAYBE OUR EDUCATION MAY IMPROVE.

  36. God pls help us.pls do sometin to this ugly situation.mother mary pls pray for us so dat d officers of unn will do this in a way that it will favour everybody and everybody wl be happy in Jesus name amen

  37. That’s great. This is the kind of article I was about to write. If I decide to tell you my story in relation to waec and neco examination, it can be up to five thousand words. Look, the conclusion is that I am the only person who did not involve myself in exam malpractice out of 100 student. Almost all the tutors in that school had problem with me because of my decision. This happened to the point that our biology master who was the vice principal admin made sure I did not sit for my biology paper. I almost cried but I consoled myself. He went to point of keeping me outside for about 30 minutes during my physics and chemistry practical. However, I sure that if God wants me to be in school, it’s a small thing for Him to do. With this, I think am the person that got the least result in that school with the grade of ”C” in my major subject and F9 in biology because that man that the devil used, marked me present while I have also written the practical aspect. In conclusion, I dont think that method of grading will be of good.

    • self indulgence……… you refusal to indulge in malpractice should not be made a news cos…. the point here is POINT SYSTEM and NIGERIAN EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM.

      the writer is bias……..

  38. Guy God go bless u fr me abeg

  39. Post utme or no post ume as long as the corruption in Nigeria so does exam malpractice. Or can any body say that they do cheat in post utme ? Wel we all ve to depend on God nd not Fg or Moe. Take a person take jamb result perfect waec perfect postutme perfect wen d time to gained admission comes he or she is being forgotten. All we need to do Is to look unto God.

  40. Guys lets all just hope and pray for everything to turn out well.. everyone at home is telling me dat am olredy goin to get admission bcos my screenin score is 220 and my course official cut-off is 201 which is estate mngmt.. bt still honestly im havin dis small doubt in my mind.. but i know God has it all planned out for all of us aspirants.. We will get there.. Yes we will.. just kip on praying.. Our God never sleeps… #TeamNeverGiveUp

  41. is it immediately the students get admitted into school that they will graduate? they still have to pass through the school. so please find something meaningful to say.

  42. Am with you Gerrard…..the writer should look before he leeps…… UNN and other Nigerian universities didn’t plan for this kind of system but was compelled to comply to the news directive from above….

    we must learn how to stand by our frustration and stop stroking thought provoking sentiments…. Good bless Nigerian universities for this system….. some of my friends nearly loosed hope??????

  43. MY GUD PPLE D ONLY WAY OUT OF DIS IS*PRAYER*LETS NOT FORGET DAT D TRUTH WIL ALWAYS PRIVAIL,SO WATEVER SYSTEM DEY ADOPT,ONLY D JUSTS WILL ATTAIN D HIGHT.FOR MY FELLOW ASPIRANTS I SAY*D SKY Z OUR STEPPING POINT*

  44. thnks mr writer, they should pls bring back the old method

  45. for me the p system is OK. if some of we aspirants tell u what we pass through because of post utme processes , traveling, accommodation and safety to a land u don’t know anyone then u will see that there is noting wrong wit the new system. Our govt should do something about exam malpractice in Waec and Neco,if they really want to it is attainable of cos . Just like in jamb before (paper and pencil) test, student do cheat a lot, but with the new CBT exam cheating is limited. the problem is not the way admission is issued out but the end result cos most of us pass the Post Utme exam but no admission. if the school feel that they were not allow to screen in the old way or that the future of the nation will be at-stake, then i think is a wake up call for our universities to sit up cos the students have four-six years to spend with them.

  46. Our Education system have failed us; only God will help us.

  47. Confirm baby!!!!!!!! I love your point… you arrested the case!!!!

    The writer was too BIASED???? swear it
    if your doubting me, please go back to the first line of this article and confirm my –CLAIMS–

  48. hmmmm wats happening here!!! you know in this country; it is so unorganised that the planning of our administrative bodies are quite disappointing…..wait ooh hw can the future of many talented nigerian youth be something to toy with; what we are just doing is just to sit back in telly and treat life as it goes. lets help ourselves.ministry for education has also failed.

  49. D writer is pointless

  50. onwudinjo chineye favour

    the writer is absolutely right, waec is not a test knowledge. people go to special center to write waec and get good grade. please government should look into this case and help their citizen

  51. Am speechless, i don’t kwon either way to follow. But if u are favoured through this new system, while don’t you short up your mouth and let those who are in the appropriate place to talk or fight for another way that might favour them also! Those who agree to the new syatem, are u not sure of yourself? Some of you pass through one corner and the other to past your waec exam, so the influence is there that you won’t make it if u r call for post utme… If i may say, it doesnot favour me but i will be favoured. I think God knows better.

  52. Let me tell u guys.The point system is okay.dis system reduces stress, makes it easy and less expensive.The writer is pointless.mr.man find something meaningful to say.

  53. One of the qualities of a good listener (listening skills) is not to outrightly rubbish the speaker’s opinion but to listen for main ideas, then criticize constructively.
    In the early paragraph of the writer’s article, he clearly said and I quote; “I was among the protagonists of the new point system because it favoured most of my friends but recently, I gave myself a hard pinch and I came back to my senses…..”
    So, to those claiming the writer is biased, did you actually read the quoted sentence? If yes, did you check your dictionaries for the meaning of “protagonist” before your comments? I doubt that!
    Hurling insults on people with divergent opinions over the internet, probably because you believe you are anonymous, only shows how uncivil, uncultured and unintelligent you are.

    I am into the system and well informed about how admission works here. Now here is a shocker for you; Majority of the people who think the Point system will favour them or their wards will still come here to cry wolf when the admission list is officially published. Reason is that out of the over 60,000 UTME candidates who chose UNN as their choice institution this year, NUC’s carrying capacity allows for only about 10% of that number to be admitted. This year’s WASSCE performance alone is so wonderful that candidates with few As or Bs might not even be admitted as there are many other candidates with parallel As, which has never happened before. So, those already celebrating based on the fake cut off points being shared online might have celebrated too early as there are lots of significant difference between last year’s cutoff marks and the ones to be used this year.

    Back to the writer’s article, I agree with some of the points he raised, especially the fact that most aspirants with Cs in their O’level will want to rewrite SSCE, spending tens of thousands of naira again just to make As.
    It is also a fact that almost all secondary schools in Nigeria, one way or the other, involve in exam malpractice simply because their proprietors and teachers wants excellent results as bragging rights. The staff either assist the students or look the other way when their students cheat. Anybody actually involved in the system and denying this fact is simply not telling him/her self the truth.
    For those suggesting that the bad eggs will be fished out by the University before the end of their 4-6 years stay in the university, what happens to the brilliant ones that never had the opportunity to be admitted because of the bad eggs? Also, what good does it do the country if we have increased number of University drop-outs over the next couple of years?
    The Post Utme is by no means perfect, but the Point system is worse off. New policies should be an improvement to existing ones not the other way round.
    I encourage the ministry of education to come up with a new admission policy that actually encourages hardwork and excellence among students and not sharp practices or just “Luck”.

  54. Yes I am the Antagonist and the writer is the protagonist, but I want to draw your attention to what I actually stand for in this contest, The writer failed to acknowledge the role of Jamb in this mess he started by leveling all blames on the university authorities.
    In your argument about the prospect of admission in UNN this year, I am enthusiastic to tell all prospective students that the info I got on the statistics of overall performance in this years post Jamb screening had a that the average performance of the students is in short fall in comparison with last years Quota. so the imagined official cut off mark might be a total victory to all who crossed the red line of the point System.
    so if your score is a little bit Okey be hopeful cos your admission might come either in a primary or secondary mode.
    please prospective students must not play into the narrative of some people who are bent to stiring up fears in to be Lion’s and LIONESSESS.

    Mr Kelvin…….. hope you got me!!!!!

    • If this is meant to be a response to what Kelvin wrote above, then I have this to say to you; MR. JUDE KINGS, WHAT YOU’VE JUST SAID IS ONE OF THE MOST INSANELY IDIOTIC THINGS I HAVE EVER HEARD. AT NO POINT IN YOUR RAMBLING, INCOHERENT RESPONSE WERE YOU EVEN CLOSE TO ANYTHING THAT COULD BE CONSIDERED A RATIONAL THOUGHT. EVERYONE IN THIS ROOM IS NOW DUMBER FOR HAVING LISTENED TO IT. I AWARD YOU NO POINTS, AND MAY GOD HAVE MERCY ON YOUR SOUL!
      Lol. Anyone that has watched the movie Billy Madison can relate. Let me run outta here b4 he comes with another madness. Lmao…

      • This is vicious slander Sly, using such an offensive word on ur fellow learned man; “Nobody is above mistakes”. If u think you are Sly and you know it all; pronounce this word for me and tell me the meaning in 10sec; ‘Methylenedioxymethamphetamine’ ….. Always be nice for it is written in Colossians 4:6
        “Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, to know how it is fitting for you to answer every man.”…….. The world will be a better place if we learn to use nice WORD all the time. #GODBLESSU

  55. You are predicting on what kind of graduates are we going to produce by 2020 while those graduates that wrote waec when waec was strict and malpractice free are messing up our countries economy. Those graduates produced when there was post ume are the ones conducting the malpractice of our present day, destroying the future ones who will graduate by 2020 and above.
    Graduates produced in the 1900’s are our present school managers and principal(the so called people who protect their school image and reputation) jamb officials & waec officials,politicians( who cant keep there promise), enginners (who cant construct a stable and strong 2 storey building “other countries graduates are constructing skyscarppers and we employ them to come and work for us” if we have qualified graduates that entered the higher institutions with post ume screening, will Nigeria be spending huge sum in bringing in foreign architects) and office holders who loot funds meant for the educational less previledged. Same office holders Who mismanage our economy,employ graduates that entered university with post ume screening exams( unqualified ones), if they are that qualified, y won’t they employ qualified graduates like them. This country is so messed up with these set of people that got admitted with strict waec and postume.
    Anyway the writer has shared his opinion, my opinion is for our country to keep on changing the admission process till we find a stable one. If possible scrap out jamb.

    • God bless you bro for THIS point….. The Nigerian educational system – which is in its verge of collapse, still bears the hallmark of our past… those that allegedly wrote waec and Cambridge exams( in the supposed old good days by the writer) are those behind the scenes…. why cant we correct the writers central point which is inimical to the way forward as regards THE POINT SYSTEM!!!!

  56. you are still pointless!!!

  57. Most of u guys really misunderstood the writer . this guy is tell u how fortunate he was with the new point; cos it favoured his friends.
    But recently, he repented and reconsidered; knowing that this new policy isn’t best….. He’s not even an aspirant from my own perception, so, why bias?

  58. Hmmmmm! Mr writer u re only concerned about how to curb the point system bcoz it will only lead to an increase in exam malpractice. Do u know that there are intelligent ones out there who have tried for years to get admission but all the efforts they made did not favour them. Don’t be selfish my dear every thing happens for a reason, u wouldn’t know why this system was initiated. What made you think that every one will be admitted, I have u forgotten that people’s result can be sold. my brother every thing depends on prayer an luck cos nothing happens by our might.

  59. You are driving your argument to a corner of verbal abuse…. but I will forgive you cos our liberal opinions here is not meant to witch hunt any one….. but we here to chant the way forward on this trivial POINT SYSTEM…. any one who read my first ever comment on this platform must realize that I am still In CONSONANCE with my points about the writers unbalanced rhetorics…. so sir SLY what I got to tell you is that you must be more objective in public discuss like this one as a learned young man to forestall future rhetorics….. and possible ISOLATION!!!!

  60. I THINK THE YOUNG MAN IS ENTITLED TO HIS Opinion ,SO EVERY BODY WHO IS NOT IN CONSONANCE WITH HIM SHOULD GO FORWARD AND WRITE HIS OWN ARTICLE IN OBJECTION AND BY SO DOING BRING OUT HIS OWN POINT TO THE PUBLIC FOR SCRUTINY.

  61. odo sunday longinus

    EXACTLY FOR OUR FACES ARE DIFFERENT AND SO WE HAVE TO EMBRACE OUR DIFFERENCES

  62. well to me Nigeria is the only country DAT make Education difficult.Other countries do not even write jamb,students simply enroll in school and still produces best graduate better than Nigerians.so if did new system does not favour us probably due to poor Waec result,let’s strive hard to perform better in jamb next year or probably resit for waec.Education is not a must so let those interested in Education be given chance.Mal-practise still happens in putme and even in schools,so the reasons you gave dear poster is not so convincing as many unqualified students still walk around in schools.Besides there is no such thing as unqualified let those who want to study go ahead.School lectures are there to brush everyone. I draw my own curtain here

  63. Um pls,important question,when are we supposed to b expecting this year’s admission list.thank u

    • If UNN administrators keep strictly the provision of this year’s (2016/2017) school time table am at least 60% sure that the primary list_MIGHT_ be released next week or by the end of upper week….. keep checking this website for updates!!!

      but to all prospective students Please endeavour to invite me in matriculation, please I still maintain that all prospective students should not give in to Fears or pre-admission jitters.
      Good luck!!!!!!! ?

  64. My Friends .,!!..I think the best thing for all of us is to put our heads down and get to know our books.. because tomorrow is just there for us.
    If you think it favoured some people and did not favour others , I don’t really know what to tell you buh note that God has his ways. What I’m going to say is that ..I wish you all admission,!! in Jesus name. As for the screening mode or anything just know that if u get into school and don’t do well. u will definitely come out useless. and all ur years wasted. Just try and Put more efforts in all u do.
    **love ya all***

  65. Remain blessed sir EZEUWA…. ?

  66. I support the point system way of getting admission into the universities because expenses regarding traveling, accommodation will be no more but what are asking is it only Waec result? What about NECO pls someone should tell. God bless you all.

  67. Nice write up everyone here, bt I tink jamb is trying their best by adopting CBT bcos everyone wil face his/her system. if this point system wil favor candidate, I tink FG should stick on it nd make waec to be CBT also. Any which way sha, I pray dat God wil offer me admission to UNN dis yr.

  68. good

  69. They have already adopt this system, and i dont think it can be changed … All we have to do now is seek the help of God…… My prayer is WE MUST BE ADMITTED DESPITE THE CHALLANGES

  70. Well that’s true but you did not leave any other option.

  71. EVEN THOUGH I HAVE NEVER LIKED THE POST UTME(Its an exam too many,putting enormous burden on parents&pupil) ,I MUST SAY THE WRITER HAS A VERY GOOD POINT.THE CONTINOUS USE OF POINT SYSTEM WITHOUT CORRECTION OF EXÇESS WAEC ALLOWANCES WOULD CREATE A BIG PROBLEM IN THE CALIBER OF GRADUATES PRODUCED IN THIS NATION IN THE LONG RUN. MAY I ASK ,” WHAT PREVENTS US USING JUST ‘JAMB’ LIKE IN OUR OWN TIME IN THE 70’s?WE TOOK JUST JAMB AND DID NO POSTUTME TO ENTER THE UNIVERSITY. ALL THAT IS NEEDED IS A CORRUPT FREE JAMB TO COLLATE THE NUMBER OF CANDIDATES REQUIRED FOR THE DIFF. DEPTS OF THE UNIVERSITIES AND SEND THE MERIT & 2nd BATCHES TO THE DIFF. UNIVERSITIES. THE UNIVERSITIES CAN THEN SUPPLY THE FINAL BATCH TO COMPLETE THE ADMISSION. PROCESS FOR THE YEAR. GOING DOWN THE MEMORY LANE YOU WILL RECALL THAT JAMB WAS SET UP TO STOP THE DIFFERENT UNIVERSITIES RUNNING DIFFERENTLY EXAMS(now bearing this new name of POSTUTME).AS Traveling for these diff exams in the different locations of the universities was fraught with problems ie sometimes costing the students their lives via accidents, was an economic burden. on their parents & gave multiple admissions,it was undesirable to have these numerous university exams. JAMB which means (JOINT ADMISSION MATRICULATION. BOARD)came into place to remove the university exams so why go back to it &call it another name post utme? I STRONGLY SUGGEST THAT AFTER THIS YEAR, THAT WE USE JAMB ALONE,AS STATED ABOVE OR MARSHALL OUT PLANS TO MAKE WAEC A MORE VIABLE POINT GRADE OPTION.BUT IF WE CANT USE JAMB ALONE,ITS BETTER TO BE LUMBERED WITH POSTUTME THAN TO BE LUMBERED WITH MEDIOCRES AS A NATION.IT WILL BE A GREAT PITY IF WE CANNOT CLEAN UP OUR EDUCATION SYSTEM.

  72. Hey guys i just heard rumors that UNN has resumed.. is it true?

  73. Am Realy Learning English From These Posts.Another Mans Food Could Be Another Mans Poison But The Koko Be Say God Has The Final Say And He Has The Best Solution To All Problems.So ******DONT WORRY…..BE HAPPY********

  74. Guy u try for ur rightup, even though d tin try 4 some of us, if we see truth mo talk ,dis stuff(P system) is 90% inaccurate,bad,insincere,e.t.c compared to jamb nd post utme system.God bless d writer for taking tym 2 analyse. Some people should think b/4 dey reply(to be RUDE is …..Y)

  75. guy my result way I write 2001 Cary C all through na WAEC I de plane tho rewrite so. is it good ehhh. come Fg me no laf with una ohh I know say una Don do us bad already with wowo economy make una no spoil my future abeg.

  76. So Mr Writer, you think this is a joke, an essay competition I presume. Something proposed by the FG and something that’s been done by notable institutions, something that seems religiously and intellectually clever,something that can make people study more for their Weac if not make some retake —all a planned mistake you say. I wonder what’s ur goal for our nation, Nigeria.

  77. All of u guy should stop all this mes and go and prepare for the up coming admision list from now to tuseday next week.okay and 4 u writer pls go and tell the minster dat it quite educative

  78. meticulous Kingsley

    This is what is known in logic as”Argumentum Ad Hormone”- leaving the argument and battle with the person who brought it. That was an article for crying out loud!!! Why would some people argue like illiterates? Suggest a contrary opinion, modify the opinion or support the opinion if you feels it’s okay. For someone to have raised such issue, it means the person is a patriotic citizen, and the should applauded. Besides, an issue that concerns the Nigerian education system should be traded with caution, because education could mar or make future, depending how we approached it!!! ……..don’t have much to contribute, rather, d dude wasn’t far from the truth…….

  79. what you just said is absolutely right,this new system will just increase the rate of exam-malpractice which will lead to the production of fake and corruptible future leaders, I thank God for my Alma mater mater misericordiae and to my lovely principal sis Amabilis Onuoha for making I and my classmates to see the needs of reading and making me.I am proud to make my waec in 2015 by myself,Unn I am sure I am going to be one of lioness there so help I and some serious students who knows what they are aspiring for O!Lord.

  80. What brought about all this argument in the house????? ADMISSION! ADMISSION!! ADMISSION!!!. may God grant to all the aspiring students like me the opportunity to study this year in Jesus Name AMEN. The govt have done what they like, we cant’t do anything order than follow them. Our prayers should be that it will be for the BEST in every aspect. May God’s will be done in Nigeria, especially in our education not that of our leaders.

  81. Nigeria my great country of ours is it a lot of people who are you doing today beautiful and I don’t know what I want to be a good day at work just fine and you can do it for me to………
    Confusion everywhere, after someone has studied hard for an exam to get good grades, somebody from nowhere starts deciding his fate. can’t everyone who beats the cutoff mark for a particular course get admission? ….. Mmm ‘don’t know who will even answer the question’ .
    Only in Nigeria (don’t know about other countries) that passing an exam does not guarantee your acceptance . If only our educational system has upgraded we will understand, but it still the same ancient shit we still learning.
    Bless Jah for change, thanks for the update Mr Lawrence, I appreciate.
    To who it may concern, go and prepare leave matter for Mathias, leave talk for talktician if there is any profession like that. Once again get prepared wishing you all the best ….

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