The Brilliance of Ekele Franklin and Emmanuel Chidebube – And Why Nigeria Must Remove Underage Restrictions on University Admissions

It is a mystery: you can write JAMB (yes, Unified Tertiary Matriculations Examination, UTME) at any age. But the public universities have age restrictions. The implication is that you can pass JAMB and the universities will reject you because you are underage. Why will JAMB allow you to even write when it knows you are underage? Confusion everyone – very unfortunate. The cases of Ekele Franklin, a 15-year boy who emerged as the overall best candidate in JAMB exam, and Emmanuel Chidebube, 16-year old 3rd overall best, should worry Nigerians. Ekele and Emmaneul are among the most academically talented kids … Continue reading The Brilliance of Ekele Franklin and Emmanuel Chidebube – And Why Nigeria Must Remove Underage Restrictions on University Admissions