The Senate Committee on Basic Education on Tuesday 13th of July 2021 disclosed that it would be limiting the age of candidates who sit for JAMB, 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 Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).
Senator Akon Eyakenyi disclosed that the committee had identified two major areas to be addressed in the proposed amendment for the exam body to function better.
Senator Akon Eyakenyi said
“Our work is that of making laws, to legislate; we have identified two major areas that we Senator Akon 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 Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) needs is given to them.