Report has emerged that the Senate has suspended the move to amend the Act establishing the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).
With this development, the extension of JAMB result validity has also been put on hold.
This was disclosed by the spokesperson of the board, Dr. Fabian Benjamin.
According to him, the Chairman, Senate Committee on Basic and Secondary Education, Aliyu Wamakko, represented by Senator Ajayi Boroffice, announced this during an oversight visit to its Headquarters.
It was learnt that the Senate has suspended the idea to allow for adequate consultation with experts and to ensure that the progress being made by JAMB in the conduct of examination is not impeded.
“Your JAMB result is only valid for one year and we thought it would be better for it to be valid for at least three years. That would reduce the burden on the parents, students and even the institution that is conducting the test. I think it is good for all of us and would not be rejected by the public.
“We don’t make laws for an individual or for the Senate. But we make laws for the country in the interest of all of us. A bill must not necessarily be at the convenience of a particular organization. Since we don’t want to make a law that would impede the progress of any institution, we are bound to listen to what the stakeholders are saying.” Wamakko stated
Reacting to this, the Registrar/Chief Executive of JAMB, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, commended the Senate for listening to his appeal and called on the House of Representatives and the Executive to equally do the same by suspending the amendment of the JAMB Act.