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JAMB Kicks Against Proliferation of Result to 3years

…Urges Reps and President not to support amendment.
Counter opinion administrative body of the Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB) to the just passed bill by the Senate that extended the validity of the extermination result
This counter was from the registrar of JAM, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede while answering questions from journalists at an event in University of Ilorin.
The JAMB boss stated that the recent bill passed by the Senate will only hurt the students instead of helping them.
He noted that JAMB sets achievement tests and not aptitude test, therefore, such system will not work in Nigeria.
While urging the President not to assent to the bill, he further noted that the country does not have a stable curriculum, thereby appealing to members of the House of Representatives to critically look at the issues before taking a stand, as it is harmful to the future of the students.
The Nigerian Senate had extended the validity of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) examination results for three years from the date of the examination.
Federal lawmakers took this decision to amend the JAMB Act during Thursday’s legislative proceedings.
The Chairman of the Committee on Tertiary Institutions and Tetfund, Senator Jibrin Barua, read the report of the committee which was mandated to work on the act.
The committee recommended that a candidate who meets the requirements for admission and is duly qualified shall remain so qualified for three years.
The committee also recommended that a candidate awaiting admission shall be given preference in the succeeding year over fresh applicants who shall only become eligible when the backlog has been cleared.

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