Senate Recommends 3-Year Validity For Jamb Result
The Nigerian Senate has extended the validity of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) examination results for three years from the date of the examination.
Federal lawmakers took this decision to amend the JAMB Act during Thursday’s legislative proceedings.
The Chairman of the Committee on Tertiary Institutions and Tetfund, Senator Jibrin Barua, read the report of the committee which was mandated to work on the act.
The committee recommended that a candidate who meets the requirements for admission and is duly qualified shall remain so qualified for three years.
The committee also recommended that a candidate awaiting admission shall be given preference in the succeeding year over fresh applicants who shall only become eligible when the backlog has been cleared.
The committee also recommended that the matriculation examinations conducted by the board shall be the sole examination required for admission and entry into all universities, polytechnics and colleges of education to the exclusion of any other institution or body.
The Senate approved these recommendations.