The Senate Committee on Basic Education has announced that it would seek to modify the legislation creating the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, or JAMB, to allow it to limit the age of applicants taking the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, or UTME, to 16 years and above.
Senator Akon Eyakenyi, the committee’s Vice Chairman, stated this during the committee’s oversight visit to JAMB
According to him, the committee had identified two major areas to be addressed in the proposed amendment for the exam body to function better.
Eyakenyi said “Our own 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.”
More to come….