Esther Arin Madaki,
Youth Corps Member, Bauchi
Reducing cut-off marks for admission into universities and other higher institutions has both advantages and disadvantages. The main advantage is that it will give opportunity to people who hitherto cannot get the maximum points to enter universities to get admitted. On the other hand, many people who are not fit may flood the universities. Polytechnics and Colleges of Education will also be placed at a disadvantaged position because many will not apply for them since the cut-off marks for admission into universities has been lowered, universities and polytechnics should also be allowed to put in some mechanisms to screen the students and not just to allow incompetent individuals into their institutions because of the points they got in their JAMB examination.