*Caso Metropolitan College – 68% candidates qualifies for Post-UTME.*
July 13, 2021.
The Jamb result for the year 2021 came out last week and following the controversy with mass failure, it has been greeted with reservations and queries from candidates who claimed to have been shortchanged by the Jamb management.
The Association of Tutorial School Operators ATSA had on Thursday 9th July 2021 published an advertorial in The Nation’s newspaper urging Jamb to Re-mark the 2021 examination. The Guardian also reported that some parents have demanded a re-mark or outright cancellation of the examination to pave way for a fresh exercise.
While it is not unlikely that this year Jamb was marred with some ills, such as undue frustration of candidates, use of stale syllabus, computer malfunction among others, the management of Caso Metropolitan College Ibadan said her Jamb students under it’s post-secondary program has done fairly well stating that 68% of candidates who registered for Jamb tutorials scored above 200 which automatically qualifies them to write the Post-UTME at any school of their choice.
Speaking to our correspondent, the college director Comr. Azeem Salako noted that the college received cheering news from well above average of students and their parents expressing their delights and satisfaction on the rigorous, qualitative and comprehensive service our college rendered which they adjudged productive.
Mr Salako said Ipadeola Julius who scored the highest mark 282, in the mock test from the college, maintained the highest score in the actual Jamb exercise with 242, and out of the twenty four (24) students that registered for the classes, sixteen (16) across the three (3) departments scored above 200 with the least mark pegged on 212. He said this year Jamb class is the college’s first attempt under it’s post secondary program as well as a test case for the institute, noting that the school is now better equipped and acquainted with more ideas that will enable better performance in subsequent post-secondary external examinations.
The Program Director, Mr. Ayorinde Olanrewaju said it was a thing of joy for Caso Metropolitan College recording such a wonderful feat in it’s first attempt. While narrating the success story, Mr. Ayorinde said we went through a rigorous system of teaching, coaching, and mentoring. The college employed experienced teachers, and atleast, from our immediate environment in Ibadan, we organized an unprecedented 3-days orientation and computer familiarization program with which our invited resource persons exposed the students to the most likely challenges they may face both in the classroom and under examination condition including how to confront them.
He recanted one of the students testimony while writing his examination, how he quickly raised alarm immediately his system went off and the swift attention and response he was given. Mr. Ayorinde said, yes! we urge them to behave in orderly manner within the premises and in the exam hall, but we seriously adviced against being unnecessarily naive or docile when technical issues during exam ensue. He stated further that the College had English language, mathematics and science subjects feature on the timetable three times in one week, and the intensive classes reacted to the weaknesses noticed in students mock result adding that teachers were instructed to work and strengthen on them.
It is important to note that these activities had excessive cost implications, but thankfully, the Director, he said, was more committed to the success of the students whilst the management is now convinced of something on ground to improve on. One of the parents Mrs. Mojisola Adenuga expressed her delights over the result of her daughter.
She said her daughter scored 219 and that she was happier especially when some of her own friends lament on the controversy of poor result that bedeviled this year Jamb examination. She however stated she was waiting for the post jamb classes to commence for her daughter to enroll. The student who has the highest score Ipadeola Julius thanked the rigorousness and inclusiveness of the activities which according to him did not give out spare time for unacademic distractions.
Caso Metropolitan College is a registered private institution established to provide educational, professional, and consultancy services in different areas of Arts, Sciences, and humanities. The campus is at Akinfala junction off University of Ibadan, Agbowo Ibadan.