Finally, its been decided and the decision deserves an applause.!
Late yesterday ,being thursday, 13th October, 2016, the Senate passed the new Joint Administrations and Matriculation Board (Ammendment) Act 2016 (JAMB Act); the provisions of which makes conduct of Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) illegal.
Some provisions have been modified, new ones have also been inputted to balance all equations.
Here are some of the very joyous provisions.
JAMB reserves the right of placement of qualified students in tertiary institutions in accordance with existing vacancies, guidelines approved by the institutions and preferences expressed by candidates.
JAMB reserves the right of collection and dissemination of information on all matters concerning admissions to tertiary institutions.
‘thou shall no more write JAMB every year ~ says the Senate.
Section 6 subsection 1 newly introduced, provides that admissions offered to students by JAMB in any year is valid for three years from the date of the examination.
Subsection 2 and 3 in support of subsection 1, further states that, ‘a candidate awaiting admission shall be given preference in the succeeding year over fresh applicants who shall only become eligible when backlog has been cleared.
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Source: Thisday news
Written by Okolo Ezinne