The Nigerian Senate has extended the validity period of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) to three years.
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The upper legislative chamber passed the amendment to the law on Thursday, October 13, 2016.
As a result of this, results obtained from the board by candidates seeking admission into universities are expected to last for three years.
A statement issued on its official social media account today with respect to this read:
“The Nigerian Senate just passed the amendment to the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board’s Act #JAMBBill SB. 245 into law.
In the amendment passed, the Senate strengthened the Board to allow the results of students in the annual examination be valid beyond that year.
Chairman of the Senate Committee on Tertiary Education and TETFund, Senator Jibrin Barau while presenting the report of his committee on the #JAMBBill explained that the amendments will further strengthen the Admissions Board in its responsibilities.
Senate President Bukola Saraki, in appreciating his distinguished colleagues for their work towards the passage of the bill commented that the new amendments will indeed bring financial relief to students as well as parents and reduce bottlenecks and corruption in the admission process.”