Senate extends Jamb validity result to three years

Chidi Samuel
The Senate on Thursday voted unanimously to extend the validity of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination conducted by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board(JAMB) from one year to three years.
The upper legislative equally scrapped the conduct of post-UTME examinations by higher institutions for admission purposes.
The Senate Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND, which presented its report on “A Bill for An Act to Amend the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board Act and for Other Matters Connected Thereof, 2016 SB.245” to the full house during its plenary on Thursday, said the purpose of the bill was to amend the JAMB Act to increase the validity period of JAMB examination from one academic year to three academic years.


It will be recalled that the bill had passe the second reading on June 1, 2016, before it was   referred to the relevant committee. In considering the bill, the committee said it made reference to the contributions of the lawmakers regarding the financial hardship experienced yearly by parents and guardians who sponsor candidates for UTME.