House Member Proposes 3-Year Validity For UTME Results

House Member Proposes 3-Year Validity For UTME Results

Tolulope Akande-Sadipe, the member representing Oluyole Federal Constituency, has proposed a 3-year validity for UTME Result.Information Guide Nigeria

INDEPENDENT reports that Tolulope Akande-Sadipe said the bill tagged, A Bill for an Act To Amend The Joint Admission And Matriculation Board (Establishment, Etc) Act, 2021 was sponsored on the floor of the House of Representatives on Wednesday 16th March 2022.

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According to the lawmaker, the yearly examination is great and has been able to determine applicants who are prepared for the rigorous task of studying in the tertiary environment but having a year valid score has been cumbersome, distorting, and worrisome to the average Nigerian.

Akande-Sadipe said “most examinations meant for entrance for academics or otherwise are generally more than a year. Take a look at IELTS, SATS, GRE, and others recognised exam, they are either valid for three or four years and they have remained one of best after being able to stand the test of time.

“The Bill seeks to increase the validity of the results of the Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB) from one (1) year to three (3) years”.

Akande-Sadipe also noted that candidates, after the bill is adopted and passed into law, could be admitted into the university three years after sitting for UTME.

INDEPENDENT reports that Akande-Sadipe gave reasons for the extension of score validity beyond one academic year as this would minimise the cost of running the examination, to allows candidates to plan, project and decide on which of the institutions to study.Jamb Result

Akande-Sadipe added: “It is our job to legislate; make laws that will ease the sufferings of Nigerians. At the floor, I identified a major area that we need to look into in amending the act establishing JAMB“.

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Idongesit Akpa-Ayang

Idongesit is a graduate of Communication Arts, University of Uyo. Currently working as a news reporter at InfoGuide Nigeria.

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