The Senate on Thursday passed the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Amendment Bill that will make JAMB results valid for three years.
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If President Muhammadu Buhari signed the bill into law, it will replace the current one year validity of JAMB results.
Chairman, Senate Committee on Tertiary Education, Senator Jibrin Barau said the recommendations of the Bill, was informed by financial hardship parents and guardians go through to put in their wards for JAMB examination.
“On Wednesday 1st June, 2016, the Senate of the Federal Republic at its sitting, read JAMB Amendment Bill 2016 the second time and referred same to the Committee on Tertiary Institutions and Tet fund. The purpose of the bill is to amend the JAMB Act to increase validity period of JAMB examination from one academic year to three academic years,” Baru explained.