The Registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board JAMB, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede has called for the cancellation of Mathematics as requirement for candidates who seek admission for arts and humanity courses into Colleges of Education (COEs).
Oloyede disclosed this at a three-day Stakeholders Summit on Repositioning the Colleges of Education for improved efficiency and effectiveness in Abuja on Tuesday.
The Registrar said that the board would assist in the admission process as application into COEs are dwindling and the need to address such.
” The major issue of the problem is systemic because if you require an applicant to have mathematics and physics to study Yoruba, Hausa, Igho or Arabic, I think that is the problem.
” We need to be realistic about the issues of prerequisite.”
He also identified informal route of admitting candidates into COEs as major challenge affecting the system and warned major actors to be sincere about the admission processes.
He called proper coordination and refining of the implementation process in such a way that there would not be counter productivity.
Speaking on teaching profession, Oloyede said a lot of steps had been taken towards the enhancement.
He called for genuine implementation of reward system that would be favourable to all teachers.
He identified implementation problems saying emphasising 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.