The Senate Committee on Basic Education has said it will consider the amendment of the law establishing the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB.

The committee said the law establishing JAMB age limit of candidates writing the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, from 16 years and above.

Vice-Chairman of the committee, Senator Akon Eyakenyi gave the indication during the committee’s oversight visit to JAMB.

He said, the committee had identified two major areas to be addressed in the proposed amendment for the exam body to function better.

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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.”

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