Confusion as JAMB Registrar Oloyede says university education is not for everyone


– Professor Ishaq Oloyede urged Nigerian students to pursue their careers with rigor

– JAMB registrar said higher education should be limited to students who could have a possible impact after graduation

– Oloyede also noted that students should be encouraged to take vocational training where they can also have an impact

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Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) Registrar Professor Ishaq Oloyede said university education should not be for everyone.

TheCable reports that Oloyede, who participated in Funmi Iyanda’s Public Eye program, said some children will go to college and end up not benefiting from education. found that the Registrar had noted, however, that some children could do other things and get better without going to college.

JAMB Registrar Professor Ishaq Oloyede said university education is not for everyone. Credit: @JAMBHQ
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Oloyède said:

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“Should we all go to college?” The answer for me is no. These kids will go to college and end up not benefiting from college education, but there are other things they could do, maybe it would be better if they didn’t go to college.

“The system itself needs to be fixed. In the UK today, if you are a plumber, he can earn as much as a teacher, if not more. He is fulfilled, he does not need to be what he is not because the system allows him to grow in his own way.

Corroborating Oloyede’s claim about the program, Bennie Technologies CEO Jerry Mallo explained how he became an inventor without a college degree.

He recounted how he went from not writing the Unified Tertiary Enrollment Examination (UTME) to dropping out of college in the UK after being sponsored by a Nigerian professor and then becoming an inventor to success.

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Mallo noted that when his comrades were writing after UTME, he went to learn the job of a roadside mechanic, adding that he wanted to learn how machines work.

He said he finished his freshman year in college with a very bad grade, saying it was very bad for him as he was spending the night crying.

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During this time, previously reported that in what would excite many parents and students, especially those interested in reading humanities in educational colleges, the JAMB Registrar advocated that math as a subject was not necessary.

It was reported that Oloyede made this known on Tuesday February 23 in Abuja as he warned college education provosts against conducting illegal admissions.

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