The Registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board JAMB, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, has said that JAMB would rescue the dwindling condition of the Colleges of Education by re-addressing the admission processes.
Oloyede disclosed this at a three-day Stakeholders Summit on Repositioning the Colleges of Education for improved efficiency and effectiveness.
Prof Oloyede has also called for the cancellation of Mathematics as a requirement for candidates who seek admission for Arts and Humanity courses into Colleges of Education.
“The major issue and the problem is systemic because if you require an applicant to have mathematics and physics to study Yoruba, Hausa, Igbo, or Arabic, I think that is the problem.
” We need to be realistic about issues of prerequisite”
He identified the informal route of admitting candidates into COEs as a major challenge affecting the system, he warned major actors to be sincere about the admission processes.
Speaking on the teaching profession, Oloyede said a lot of steps have been taken towards the enhancement. He called for the genuine implementation of a reward system that would be favourable to all teachers.
He identified implementation problems saying emphasizing 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 the 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 a problem in implementation because it will generate another raise to 70 years”
In my own view, what we need to do is to coordinate and refine the implementation in such a way that there will not be counter-productivity.