The Nigerian Senate is set to ban JAMB from admitting candidates below 18 years of age.
According to reports, the Senate Committee on Basic Education led by Senator Akon Eyakenyi said they are working towards amending the law establishing the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) to stop the board from admitting candidates below the age of 18 years.
According to the committee, age has a lot to do with learning ability, particularly in higher institutions.
Senator Akon Eyakenyi noted that education is very important in the development of the country stressing that the sector deserves to be given much attention.
The Senator 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.
“If 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,” she said.