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.
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.”