House of Reps Asks JAMB to Extend Validity of UTME Result to 3 Years, Conduct Exam Twice per Year

House of Reps Asks JAMB to Extend Validity of UTME Result to 3 Years, Conduct Exam Twice per Year

  • The House of Representatives has urged the JAMB to conduct the UTME at least twice every year
  • Hon Akin Rotimi, representing Ekiti North 1 federal constituency, said JAMB should also extend the validity of UTME results to three years
  • Rotimi explained that the House's resolution would bring immediate relief to students and their parents who pay for the UTME every year

FCT, Abuja - The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has been urged to extend the validity of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) results from one to three years.

A member of the House of Representatives, Akin Rotimi, who made the call, also charged JAMB to conduct the UTME at least twice a year, TheCable reported.

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House of Reps urges JAMB to extend the validity of UTME results to three years. Photo Credit: Prof Ishaq O Oloyede/ JAMB
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Rotimi, representing Ekiti North 1 federal constituency, asked JAMB to rethink the arrangement to meet global standards.

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The federal lawmaker said the House decides to bring relief to parents and students who pay for the UTME fees every year.

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“would bring immediate relief to students and their parents/sponsors, who bear the burden of paying every year for the exam, as well as give candidates multiple windows to sit for the exam in a year”.

According to Rotimi, nothing in the act establishing JAMB stops it from immediately carrying out the resolutions of the house on the subject.

In a statement, the lawmaker disclosed that the House had adopted a motion seeking to establish an ad-hoc committee to discuss the resolution with JAMB and other relevant authorities.

“In addition to passing my motion, the honourable house also passed a motion for an additional prayer moved by Hon. Olumide Osoba, establishing an ad-hoc committee of the house to liaise with the authorities of JAMB and the ministry of education to ensure the resolution is expeditiously carried out.”

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