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The Senate Considers Amending JAMB Act To Limit Age Of Candidates Writing UTME



On Tuesday, the Senate Committee on Basic Education said it will pursue the amendment of the law establishing the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board.

The Committee disclosed that it would enable it to limit the age of candidates writing the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination to 16 years and above.

The Vice-Chairman of the committee, Senator Akon Eyakenyi stated this during the committee’s oversight visit to JAMB.

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

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Eyakenyi said “Our 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.

“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.”


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