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NECO, JAMB Urged To Cancel Credit Pass In English, Mathematics as prerequisites by Arizoner: 9:12am On Sep 15
The President, English Scholars Association of Nigeria (ESAN), Professor Shola Babatunde, yesterday called on two examination bodies in Nigeria, the National Examination Council (NECO) and the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) to stop making credit pass in English and Mathematics as prerequisites for admission into universities or polytechnics in Nigeria.

Babatunde, however, described the two examinations bodies’ modality of admission into the higher institutions as ludicrous that would not promote effective language communication.

Speaking at the 37th Annual National Conference of ESAN tagged: ‘KWARESAN 2021’, which was flagged off at the
main auditorium of the University of Ilorin, Kwara State, Babatunde also urged the federal government to establish English Language Council in Nigeria, as part of measures to promote and encourage effective communication in the language.

He stated that the council should be empowered to make pronouncements and policies that enjoy government backing for promoting National English.

The conference had the theme: ‘English Language and Literary Studies in Nigeria: Realities of the New Normal’.

Those expected to form membership of the council, according to him, are patriarchs of English Studies in the
country.

Babatunde said the agitation was unfortunate at a time that complaints had arisen on the low communicative
performance of students in English language.

He also suggested the creation of National English Studies Resource Centre to carry out studies on the National English (NE) corpus; implement relevant NE policies and other related matters.

The university don said proposed centre would be an ideal corpus to implement relevant NE policies and other related matters.

According to him, “This is why the call on the federal government to NECO and JAMB not to make credit pass in English and Mathematics basic requirements for admission into universities and polytechnics in Nigeria is not only ludicrous but also very unfortunate at this time when we are complaining about the low communicative performance of our students in English Language, and when our Arabic and French speaking neighbours are eager to come to Nigeria to learn the English language.

“The emphasis should be on the improvement of the facilities and the training and employment of adequate
number of teachers to teach the two subjects in order to minimise failure rates.

“My suggestion is that we need to go beyond our previous efforts if we really desire to show that we are running late in our efforts. We need a change of strategies.”

The forum of scholars is poised to collate and store for easy retrieval of all research efforts on the English language in Nigeria, adding that they are presently scattered.

Babatunde said: “The association has done its best, and the efforts are obviously commendable. We, however, think we need more than an association to take us beyond this point.

“We are therefore proposing the need for an English Language Council in Nigeria.

The council will have as its members as patriarchs of the English Studies in Nigeria.”

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Professor Sulyman Age Abdulkareem, who declared the conference open, noted that since the Nigerian lingua franca remains English, moving a mountain becomes ease for students if they could put words together appropriately.

He said whatever knowledge derived from the conference was supposed to prepare the participants for a better Nigeria.

Also, Professor Gabriel Bassey Egbe of the Department of English and Literary Studies, Veritas University, Abuja, was
the keynote speaker at the event, where the Vice-Chancellor of University of Abuja, Professor AbdulRasheed Na’Allah, bagged an award of excellence.


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Re: NECO, JAMB Urged To Cancel Credit Pass In English, Mathematics as prerequisites by Truthissupreme: 9:13am On Sep 15
Whether they replace it with W all this no concern the average abokey that would still use bread label as his certificate even to presidency level


Na una for south go worry about quality education


One Nijeriya to you
Re: NECO, JAMB Urged To Cancel Credit Pass In English, Mathematics as prerequisites by abayole: 9:19am On Sep 15
Ok
Re: NECO, JAMB Urged To Cancel Credit Pass In English, Mathematics as prerequisites by orisa37: 9:22am On Sep 15
This is SHARIA SPLINTER AND IT IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL. IT'S BOKOHARAMISH AND A FUNAM SIGNATURE.
Re: NECO, JAMB Urged To Cancel Credit Pass In English, Mathematics as prerequisites by Sergio101(m): 9:28am On Sep 15
Pathetic
Re: NECO, JAMB Urged To Cancel Credit Pass In English, Mathematics as prerequisites by Truthissupreme: 9:30am On Sep 15
It's no surprise that those calling for downgrading of education standard "to accommodate" the educationally handicapped are always northerners.

This meeting was held in Kwara as usual

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Re: NECO, JAMB Urged To Cancel Credit Pass In English, Mathematics as prerequisites by orisa37: 9:35am On Sep 15
BMF-BOKOISWA IS TWISTING EVERY ASPECT OF THE CONSTITUTION INTO SHARIA SPLINTER AND USE FOR RIFA-RUGA ISLAMISATION FULANISATION AND ANARCHY. SHOLA BABATUNDE IS BEEN USED.
Re: NECO, JAMB Urged To Cancel Credit Pass In English, Mathematics as prerequisites by orisa37: 9:45am On Sep 15
VERY SOON, SHOLA BABATUNDE, LIKE THE FIRS LATEST SPLINTER SUGGESTION, WILL ASK FOR THIS HIS PRESCRIPTION TO BE MENTIONED IN THE EXCLUSIVE LIST AND BRAVO, THE 1999 DECREE 24 BECOMES SHARIA FOR NIGERIA'S EDUCATION STANDARDS.
Re: NECO, JAMB Urged To Cancel Credit Pass In English, Mathematics as prerequisites by sokia: 9:54am On Sep 15
All the comments above me didn't read n understand the dicourse of the author of The conference. The author emphasis for need to upgrade English language admission into higher institution beyond credit n pass.
Re: NECO, JAMB Urged To Cancel Credit Pass In English, Mathematics as prerequisites by orisa37: 9:56am On Sep 15
SHOLA BABATUNDE, ISHAQ AKINTOLA, UMAHI AND UZODINMA ARE "AFONJAS AND IGBOJAS". THEY'RE BEING USED TO MAKE BOKOHARAM OF NIGERIA UNITY.

THE NASS AND THE 36 CONSTITUTIONAL STATE LEGISLATURES SHOULD SCRAP THE EXCLUSIVE LIST OF DECREE 24 NOW NOW NOW AND LIMIT FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AUTHORITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES TO FOREIGN AFFAIRS, MILITARY, ON EQUALITY OF STATES BASIS AND TREATIES SEALING ONLY
Re: NECO, JAMB Urged To Cancel Credit Pass In English, Mathematics as prerequisites by orisa37: 9:58am On Sep 15
SHOLA BABATUNDE, ISHAQ AKINTOLA, UMAHI AND UZODINMA ARE "AFONJAS AND IGBOJAS". THEY'RE BEING USED TO MAKE BOKOHARAM OF NIGERIA UNITY. IT'S A SELLOUT.

THE NASS AND THE 36 CONSTITUTIONAL STATE LEGISLATURES SHOULD SCRAP THE EXCLUSIVE LIST OF DECREE 24 NOW NOW NOW AND LIMIT FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AUTHORITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES TO FOREIGN AFFAIRS, MILITARY, ON EQUALITY OF STATES BASIS AND TREATIES SEALING ONLY

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