The Senate has extended the validity of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB examination results for three years from the date of the examination.
The Senate also amended the JAMB act during Thursday legislative proceedings.
The committee on tertiary institutions and Tetfund recommended that a candidate who meets the requirement for admission and is duly qualified shall remain so qualified for three years.
The committee also recommended that a candidate awaiting admission shall be given preference in the succeeding year over fresh applicants who shall only become eligible when the backlog has been cleared.
The Senate further recommended that matriculation examination conducted by the board shall be the sole examination required for admission and entry into all universities, polytechnics and colleges of education to the exclusion of any other institutions or body.