This is the singular thing Nigerian students and parents have been clamouring about for a long time. The House of Senate has extended the validity of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) result to three years.
JAMB results were valid for one year, but the upper legislative chamber on Thursday passed an amendment bill to extend its lifespan to three years.
Presenting the report of his committee on the bill, Jibrin Barau, chairman, senate committee on tertiary education and the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND), said that the amendments would further strengthen the admission board in its responsibilities.
Appreciating his colleagues on the passage of the bill, Senate President Bukola said that the new amendments would bring financial relief to students and parents, and reduce bottlenecks and corruption in the admission process.