Senate makes the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB UTME results valid for three years, reduced fees to N2,500 and also make change of course and institutions FREE .
The Nigerian Senate has passed a resolution extending the validity of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Exam (UTME) results to three years as against the current one year.
The Senate also resolved that the examination fees be reviewed downwards to N2500, while change of course and institutions, as well as any other changes surrounding the examination be free.
Since its establishment in 1978, JAMB was saddled with the statutory responsibility of conducting entrance examinations for prospective students seeking admission into Nigerian universities, polytechnics, monotechnics and colleges of education.
The Senate’s position is intended to modify the policy to meet with present day challenges. Particularly, it is hoped that it will save parents and their wards the rigour and cost implication of taking the examination every year.