A bill to amend the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Act yesterday scaled through second reading in the House of Representatives, which seeks to extend the validity of JAMB result from its present one year to three academic years.
What this means is that if a Student sits for the UTME and makes a good results, the result should be Valid for a 3 year period, during which the student can still use to pursue admission into Nigerian Higher Institutions, without the need to register or re-take the examination.
Rep Ibrahim Ebbo (PDP, Niger), who sponsored the bill said Nigerians mostly the poor have been the highest in sitting for the yearly examinations, despite the increasing cost of purchasing the forms.
The law-maker cited the West African Examination Council (WAEC), the National Examination Council (NECO) as example whose validity extends into years.
The members voted unanimously for in favour of the passage of the bill. Deputy speaker, Emeka Ihedioha who presided over the sitting then referred the bill to the education committee for further legislative duties.
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