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Senate To JAMB: Application Fee Must Not Exceed N2500

Posted: Mar 3, 2016 at 11:02 am   /   by   /   comments (1)

The Senate has said the application fee payable to Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), examination should not exceed N2, 500.
The Senate tasked its relevant committees to ensure the amendment of JAMB Act.
The resolutions followed the submission and consideration of the report on JAMB admission policies submitted by the Chairman, Senate Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND, Binta Garba (APC-Adamawa State).
The Senate also extended JAMB’s entrance examination validity period to three years.
Consequently if enforced, candidates who pass their exams but fail to get admission into a Tertiary Institution can still use the same result for another two years.
Aside the Senate regulation of application fee, it said course forms and all other incidental activities around the examination should be free.
The Legislative body had on November 17, 2015 directed Mrs. Garba’s committee to inquire into JAMB’s examination admission policy and fee.
Applicants currently pay around N5,700 to write entrance examination to tertiary institutions.