Board refuses to extend result validity to three years

JAMB has said they have no reason to extend result validity.

JAMB

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has stated that it would not extend the time of result validity to three years, like the Senate suggested.

According to the Exam board, extending it would mean a distortion and delay of the future of students across the country.

JAMB Registrar, Prof. Dibu Ojerinde, made this opinion known in Abuja during the opening ceremony of JAMB-UNEB Benchmark on Item Banking.

He argued that such a policy would obstruct the education progress of students across board.

He said, “There are complexities in this thing, until we are able to clear it. When you say you will use JAMB results for three years, is it an achievement test or aptitude test? However, are we delaying his or her life? Are we postponing his or her life by telling them to stay at home? If by next year he doesn’t get the cut off points, what happens?

“I have nothing against the idea, because we will tell the children, ‘those bluffing Polytechnics and College of Education, go there and waste their time’, if it is a waste of time.”

Ojerinde also made it known cyber cafés across the country would no longer be allowed to register candidates for tertiary education examinations.

“In the final analysis, cyber cafes are not allowed to register candidates for a number of reasons. Cyber cafés may have their address here today, tomorrow they are somewhere else,” he emphasised.

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