JAMB result: We won’t reverse our position on years of validity, says Saraki

According to reports, the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Wednesday said there was no going back on the amendment of bill to extend the lifespan of the Joint Admission Matriculation Board examination result from one year to three years.

Saraki made this known after the passage of the bill to amend the JAMB Act on the floor of the Upper Chamber.
The bill, which was sponsored by Senator Joshua Lidani, will also reduce JAMB fee.‎

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Saraki said: “I‎t’s technically already a fiat accompli and senators should help the average Nigerian student.

“It is the hope of Senate ‎that the JAMB ‎amendment bill will reduce financial and psychological burdens on Nigerian students.

“JAMB has been saddled with the responsibility of ushering in young school leavers into tertiary institutions for many years.

“However, due to several factors, hundreds of thousand of candidates that sit for JAMB exams do not secure their admission into higher institutions in the same year.

“They have to sit for same exam following year.

“This is unacceptable.

“It is our hope in the 8th Senate that this amendment will‎ go a long way in reducing financial constraint on parents and psychological burden on students who have secured pass mark but unable to secure admission same year.”



  1. If you are talking about reduction of fees to purchase the form, fine. I don’t see any good in making the result be tenable for three years. Make better and reasonable laws as echoed by Mr Awodeko

  2. Please can somebody tell me what is wrong with the 3 yr validity of jamb result? This should be a welcome idea at to reduce the stress

  3. Reduction of fees fine but 3 years result validity is not acceptable. You better make a better law than wasting tax payer money.

  4. This is a complex nation with much complex personalities full of complex thoughtfulness. The complexity makes the country direction -ess and focus’s illusions

  5. If your brother scores 250 two times and was not given admission how will you feel? What if the person sells orange or does manual labour to get the money for JAMB how will you feel if such individual keep coming to you to borrow money to write JAMB year in year out?

  6. In the big picture of our country; is this the most urgent and important problem for the legislature to address?

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