OrderPaperToday – The Senate on Tuesday mandated its committee on Education to invite the leadership of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) over its controversial admission policy.
The upper chamber also asked JAMB
to increase the validity of its results from one
to three years to reduce the number of yearly
Senate also asked its committee on
Education to inquire into the circumstances
surrounding the new policy including allegations of favouritism and to review the
power of JAMB in relation to admission.
It urged the body to consult widely with Parents Teachers Association, Academic
Staff Union of Universities and other
stakeholders in the education sector with
a view to coming up with a friendlier, holistic,
comprehensive and sustainable