The Senate proposes 18 as the minimum age for JAMB candidates.

The Nigerian Senate has been up and about with making and amending several laws in the country.
The house has moved to amend the acts establishing the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board(JAMB) with an emphasis on age of candidates who participate in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination(UTME)

The Senate has identified exam malpractice and age as the core reasons for the loopholes in the conduction of the exams and performance of students in tertiary institutions.

The Vice Chairman, Senate Committee on Basic Education, Akon Ekakenyi disclosed this information when she led other committee members to the JAMB headquarters in Abuja.

This particular revelation has caused an uproar amongst Nigerians. So many of them think of it as an insensible decision, having that Nigeria’s educational system is nothing to write home about.
Keeping students at home simply because they have not attained the age of 18 is not a meaningful decision, and Nigerians hope the Senate doesn’t effect this change which would ruin the education of many.

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