Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai, has decried the way the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board gives Northern candidates preferential low cut-off marks.
According to him, it is counter-productive, adding that it had not brought the development envisaged.
Speaking at the National Economic Summit holding in Abuja, el-Rufai said:
“The northerners are at advantage. The low JAMB cut-off mark is making northern youth lazy rather than encouraging them. Despite the advantage of the education in Nigeria, we have the highest number of children out of school.
“For example, Joint Admissions Matriculation Board, (JAMB), gives different cut-off mark for different states and you say you are building a nation, no you are dividing it.
“I am from the north but we have suffered educational disadvantage and the JAMB has given us lower cut-off mark to catch up, have we caught up?
“It is making people lazy.”