Federal Govt Pegs Minimum Entry Age Into Tertiary Institutions At 18 Years

Date: 22-04-2024 7:20 pm (1 month ago) | Author: kacy lee
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The federal government has directed that candidates who are less than 18 years old should not be offered admission into tertiary institutions.


The Minister of Education, Tahir Mamman, gave the directive on Monday, April 22, during a monitoring exercise of the ongoing 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) in Bwari, Federal Capital Territory.

The minister said the 18-year benchmark is in line with the 6-3-3-4 education system.

He said: "The minimum age of entry into the university is 18, but we have seen students who are 15 or 16 years old going in for the entrance examination.

"Parents should be encouraged not to push their wards too much. Mostly, it is the pressure of parents that is causing this.

“We are going to look at this development because the candidates are too young to understand what the whole university education is all about.”


Posted: at 22-04-2024 07:20 PM (1 month ago) | Addicted Hero
- kaposky at 22-04-2024 08:04 PM (1 month ago)
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exactly, all these new generation parents are in yeye competition to show that their children are smart or smarter and intelligent to finish school on time. and at young age. rubbish
Posted: at 22-04-2024 08:04 PM (1 month ago) | Gistmaniac
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- gogoman at 22-04-2024 09:25 PM (1 month ago)
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Good!!! madonna university sey una dey hear!!!  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 22-04-2024 09:25 PM (1 month ago) | Grande Master
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- kp45 at 22-04-2024 09:38 PM (1 month ago)
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Rush to school, rush to marriage, they leave maturity behind.
Posted: at 22-04-2024 09:38 PM (1 month ago) | Addicted Hero
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- fineboy77 at 22-04-2024 10:45 PM (1 month ago)
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As it should be.

Posted: at 22-04-2024 10:45 PM (1 month ago) | Addicted Hero
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