JAMB Result Validity to be Extended - NASS


The amendment of Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) result validity period to   four years in Nigeria has today Thursday 21st of July 2022 passed second reading in the house of representatives (Green Chamber), as sponsored by Mrs, Tolulope Sadipe of APC from Oyo state.

Mrs, Sadipe stressed that  many students who wrote  JAMB examination in the country , passed with flying colors , but unfortunately for them, they failed to secure admissions and have their dreams shattered.

She said the painful side of the hall story was that parents were made to take all the damages, due to scanty validity of the JAMB results.

What appeared to be the usual response of the Board was that ‘’ it was revenue generation for them’’ has been so irritating to most of the parents and wards who bitterly complained over the issue.

 According to her Nigerian students should not bear the consequence of admission failure since the matriculation examination body made a commitment with regard to revenue generation from selling of application forms to students, saying international universities regard similar examinations valid for at least five years.

I think this is completely inequitable,there are a lot of financially handicap Nigerian parents who find it difficult to consistently pay such amount of money when the Nigerian economy has not been helping hand to them, said Mrs, Sadipe.

But on the contrary another law maker Nkem Abonta from Abia state,objected that adjusting the validity of JAMB result would have tendency of understating  the aim of the entry exams.

Nkem disagreed with the examination Act that seeks to standardize the mode of entry into Nigerian universities by way of prolonging the validity, reckoning that it would only pave way to multiple unwanted reactions across the country.

Some of the law makers had advocated for the creation of a house committee to look in to the matter.

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