Senate asks JAMB to extend validity of results to 3 years

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The Senate, yesterday, directed the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, to extend the validity of its results to a period of at least three years. JAMB was also ordered to immediately stop its policy of re-a$$igning candidates to schools they didn’t apply to, saying such policy was contrary to the act establishing the board.

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The order came following a motion entitled: ”JAMB’s New Admission Policy, “ sponsored by Senator  Joshua  Lidani, APC, Gombe South, which was debated during plenary.

They also urged JAMB to consult widely with Parents Teachers a$$ociation, PTA, ASUU and all other stakeholders in the education sector with a view to coming out with a friendlier holistic, comprehensive and sustainable admissions policy.

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It also directed its Committee on Education to enquire into circumstances surrounding the JAMB policy, including all allegations of favouritism and generally review the power of JAMB vis-a-vis administration and submit findings within one week.

Lidani said JAMB, at its 2015 Combined Policy Meeting, held on July 14, 2015, in Abuja, announced the adoption of a policy whereby candidates of universities with surplus applicants for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations, UTME, were rea$$igned to other universities with lower number of candidates than their capacities. Which he said was inappropriate because some candidates get sent to private universities that they cant afford.

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Source: Vanguard

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