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JUST IN: Senate to set age limit for JAMB candidates


Senate to limit ages of JAMB candidates

The Senate Committee on Basic Education has revealed its intention to limit the age of candidates writing the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination to 16 years and above.

Speaking during the committee’s oversight visit to JAMB, the Vice-Chairman of the committee, Senator Akon Eyakenyi, made the disclosure, noting that the committee aims to amend the law establishing the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB.

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Eyakenyi added that the committee had identified two major areas to be addressed in the proposed amendment for the exam body to function better.

He said “Our own work is that of making laws, to legislate; we have identified two major areas that we need to go into the process of amending the act establishing JAMB. That’s the area of support we will give.

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“Other than that, we also intend to pass on what we have seen today to the appropriate MDAs, the Federal Ministry of Education to ensure the support that JAMB needs is given to them.”

More to come…