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Why JAMB Should Be Valid For Three Years – Hon. Akintunde Rotimi Makes Case To FG


Why JAMB Should Be Valid For Three Years – Hon. Akintunde Rotimi Makes Case To FG

The Honorable member representing Ekiti North federal constituency, Hon. Akintunde Rotimi has urged the federal government to compel the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) to make their results valid for three years.

He raised this concern in his motion titled: Need for the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board Examination Result to be valid for three years

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In his debate, the lawmaker pointed out that JAMB examination result which is valid for only one year and if candidates cannot secure admission into any tertiary institution of their choice in the academic year the exam was taken, the result no matter how good becomes useless.

He said “despite the incessant strikes embarked upon by ASUU which led to the loss of a
complete academic calendar, JAMB still went ahead to administer its examination without recourse to the vailing industrial action by ASUU.

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“the backlog of candidates waiting for admission into the limited vacancies in Nigeria’s
tertiary institutions and its attendant pressure on the education system and parents.

“the double jeopardy suffered by parents who are forced to enroll their wards yearly for the examination every has made this motion an urgent one.

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Adopting the motion, the house resolved to:
urge the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board to rethink and allow its result to be valid for at least 3 (three) year and conduct the entry exams at least twice annually;

(il) Constitute adhoc committee to liaise with Federal Minister of Education to put mechanisms in place to ensure that this
resolutions executed.

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