According to the Senate Committee on Basic Education, age has a lot to do with learning ability, especially in higher institutions. and due to this, they are set to work 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.
In fewer words, the Senate is making a move towards preventing the admission of candidates below 18 years from gaining admission into the university and furthering their education.
So, if you complete your secondary school education at age 15, well, you’ll have 3 years to roam the streets or get a job before you’re eligible to gain admission into the university. At this point, it is obvious that the system is designed to frustrate Nigerians.
Here are some questions that need to be asked:
- Does one’s age really matter when it comes to higher education?
- What does the government have in store for those who are yet to be 18 and can’t get into school?
Will they be left to roam the streets and eventually make their entry into crime due to idleness and lack of funds or will there be some sort of vocational training or A-levels that will serve as better use of their time during the wait?
What are your thoughts on this?