JAMB Bill Passes Second Reading at Senate

The JAMB Bill today, 1st June passed second reading at the Nigerian Senate.

The bill according to the Nigerian Senate will ensure that Nigerian students would be able to use their JAMB results for up to three years as opposed to the one year validity it currently has.

Senate President, Bukola Saraki also made the announcement via his Twitter and Facebook page today. He tweeted;

And wrote on Facebook’

 It gives me great joy to announce that today at the Senate, we passed for Second Reading a Bill to amend the #JAMBBill. When finally amended, this piece of legislation will ensure that the JAMB results of students will be valid for up to 3 years — as opposed to the current 1 year validity period. The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) has been saddled with the responsibility of ushering in young school leavers into tertiary institutions for many years. However, due to several factors, hundreds of thousands of candidates that sit JAMB exams and do not secure their admission into higher institutions in the same year have to sit for the same exam the next year. This is unacceptable. It is our hope at the 8th Senate that this amendment will go a long way in reducing the financial constraints on parents, and the psychological burdens on students who have secured pass marks but are unable to gain admission in the same year.

 

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