Thursday, 2 June 2016
Bill to elongate validity of JAMB results to 3 years passes second reading in the senate
A bill which if passed will elongate the validity of results from the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board JAMB, to three years from the one year it presently stands on, passed second reading in the senate yesterday June 1st. The bill is being sponsored by Senator Joshua Lidani from Gombe.
During the deliberations on the bill, Senator Sam Egwu said he supports the bill but that the extension of the JAMB results to three years will cause more confusion as most of the Universities, particularly the government owned schools, have limited space.
Senate President Bukola Saraki spoke in favor of the bill. The senators later voted in support of the bill and then forwarded it to the senate tertiary education and TET Fund committee for further legislative input.