The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced that people below 18years of age were exempted from its “No Vaccination Card, No Entry” policy.
JAMB made the clarification in a statement made available to the press on Tuesday, December 28, 2021.
TheFact Nigeria recalled that the Board had earlier announced that individuals who were not completely vaccinated against the covid-19 virus would be denied access to its offices nationwide.
According to the statement, candidates, clients and other members of the public below the age of 18years were not required to produce any vaccination card before being allowed access to JAMB facilities, as this category of persons were not covered by the NCDC Vaccination Policy.
Thestatement read in part:
“You will recall that the Board had announced a policy of no vaccination card, no entry into any of its facilities nationwide but discovered that many underage candidates were making frantic efforts to get vaccinated with some even falsifying their age to be vaccinated just to access services at the Board’s facilities.
“It is to be noted that the policy, as announced by the Board, is in tandem with the NCDC policy of no vaccination, no access to public places as well as ensuring that only persons eligible for vaccination are vaccinated and issued the card.
“Meanwhile, in view of likely abuse by individuals, the Board would also require evidence of being underage to allow any underage individual access to its facilities.
“This directive is to protect the public as well as the staff of the Board from the ravaging virus and would want all and sundry to play their own part in this battle of ensuring that we have a healthy and productive population”, it read.