Northern youths are lazy because of low UTME cut-off mark for admission into the university – Governor El-Rufai
Governor Nasir El-Rufai has suggested the cause of the cancer-laziness found in Northern Youths should be attributed to that the low cut-off marks needed for admission into northern universities via the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) is making northern youths ‘lazy’.
The Kaduna State Governor who shared this opinion during the plenary session on “Rethinking Sub-National Competitiveness” at the ongoing Nigerian Economic Summit.
El-Rufai also asked if the North has caught up with people from other regions even though JAMB is giving them lower cut-off marks.
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.