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Candidates Below 18 Will Not Be Admitted — Senate

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The law establishing the Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board will according to the Senate be amended to put a stop to underage admissions in Nigerian universities.

This was disclosed on Monday by the Chairman, House Committee on Basic Education, Senator Akon Enyakenyi. She said on paying an oversight visit to the Board that her committee would work on amending the law establishing JAMB in other to put a stop to the admission of students who are below 18.

The Committee said age has a lot to do with the ability to learn and comprehend. It implored the government to give more attention to education.

The committee saw JAMB as the only connection between the secondary school and the higher institution. The quality of JAMB goes a long way in defining the other two.

“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.

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