The proprietor of Shafaudeen Group of Schools, Ibadan, Oyo State, Professor Sabit Olagoke, has recommended substitutes for post-UTME for admitting students into tertiary institutions in the country.
Professor Olagoke, who said this recently during the end of 2015/2016 session of the school, said his recommendations, if applied, would allow admissions of students to be strictly on merit and to address exploitation of innocent candidates.
In order to admit students on merit,he said “the SERVICOM, a sub-system of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), needed to be empowered to have independent report on the conduct of examinations in schools, including tertiary institutions.
He said unbiased reports and monitoring of post-UTME would undoubtedly, reduce the excesses of management of schools as well as ensuring running holistic Post-UTME for the necessary screening, and clarification of result processing for ensured merit to give admission on the basis of merit.
“Alternatively, the use of WASSCE and JAMB scores average aggregate can substitute the Post UTME although, it may be subjective in some cases.”
“However, informal education must be sound to avail the child the opportunity of acquiring high level of native intelligence that is wisdom-driven through child custody in a right environment and parental attention on child rearing for the teens and nature nurturing for the adolescents”.
“When formal education is built upon this solid foundation, the hope of providing a complete personality with right psyche and perception is certain. This is because, such thoroughbred youth in the cycle of formal educational revolution of affective, cognitive and psychomotor domains are the potent materials for the dynamics of legacy continuity, functional system, sustainable development and integrity.”