Senate To Stop JAMB From Giving Under-18 Candidates Admission

The Nigerian Senate is considering a bill to stop the Joint Admissions Matriculation Board, JAMB from giving Secondary School graduates who are not yet of the legal age admission into tertiary institutions.

The Vice Chairman of the Senate Committee on Basic Education, Senator Akon Eyakenyi disclosed plans to work towards amending the law establishing the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board during the committee’s oversight visit to the board.Noting that education is very important in the development of the country and the sector deserves to be given much attention, Akon Eyakenyi said age has a lot to do with learning ability, particularly in higher institutions.

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He further described the JAMB as a bridge between the secondary and the university, stressing that the agency was a necessary vehicle for the delivery of quality and standard education in Nigeria, and iIf the products from the secondary schools are not properly catered for to be assessed before turning them into the university definitely you will have a problem”.TRENDING VIDEO OF THE DAY: Rapper Bia Doesn’t Know What Wizkid, Davido And Burna Boy Look Like Photos Credit: Getty

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