The Senate on Thursday passed JAMB Act Amendment Bill, 2016 into law.

The Bill seeks to valid for three years as the exam comes once in year for student seeking admission in tertiary institutions.

This followed Senator Jibrin Barau-led Committee on Tertiary Education and TETFUND On the JAMB Act (Amendment) Bill.

SPYNigeria recalls In June, the Senate had passed the bill into its second reading.

The bill sponsored by Senator Joshua Lidani representing Gombe South
senatorial district lead the debate for an Act to amend the Joint
Admissions and Matriculation Board Act & for other matters connected
there with.

Speaking on the bill Senator Sam Egwu, supported the bill said that
he fears the confusion of having jamb results valid for three years.

The Former Minister of Education said that challenge is space, the carrying capacity of the Universities.

He therefore called on the need to encourage Private Universities.

Deputy Minority Leader Senator Bwacha, who kicked against the contribution raised by Egwu says students results should be valid for up to three years as said while opening up more capacity via more Universities.

Speaking shortly after the bill was passed, Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki,noted the bill is very important and it would “relieve students and parents financial psychology and trauma.”

Saraki also noted that the bill would  reduce corruption and bottlenecks associated with such institutions.

He, however,  appreciated and congratulated the committee, his colleagues and everyone  who contributed to the bill.

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