Opinion of joint admission matriculation board jamb candidates about quota system and admission into universities in Nigeria
Over the years jamb candidates have expressed dissatisfaction over the method of admission into universities in Nigeria which seems to favour people from a particular region against others from another region through quota system regime. This paper tried to find out the opinion of Joint admission matriculation board JAMB candidates from the southern and eastern parts of Nigeria as regards quota admission into Universities. Using the survey design, a population of all candidates from where a sample size of 4000 was derived. A 10-item structured questionnaire titled “Jamb Candidates and Quota System Questionnaire” (JOSQ) designed on a 4-likert scale was used to elicit information from the JAMB candidates . Two research questions and two hypotheses were proposed. Mean and standard deviation was used to answer the two research questions while t-test was used to answer the two hypotheses formulated for the study .Findings include that Quota system is discriminatory, quota system is intended to marginalize and quota system breeds underdevelopment and that there is no significant difference in the mean rating of JAMB candidates and admission into the universities on quota system in universities. Conclusions were drawn and recommendations proferred.
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