JAMB UTME Result Validity Period Increased.
The Nigerian Senate has passed the amendment to the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board’s Act SB. 245, which seeks to increase the validity of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) results to 3 years, into law.
In the amendment passed, the Senate strengthened the Board to allow the results of students in the annual examination be valid beyond that year.
While presenting the report of his committee on the JAMB Act, the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Tertiary Education and TETFund, Senator Jibrin Barau, explained that the amendments will further strengthen the Admissions Board in its responsibilities.
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Senate President Bukola Saraki, in appreciating his distinguished colleagues for their work towards the passage of the bill commented that the new amendments will indeed bring financial relief to students as well as parents and reduce bottlenecks and corruption in the admission process.