The Senate has resolved to amend the Act establishing the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB by extending the validity of its Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME to three years.
The upper chamber took the decision after considering a report presented by the Chairman, Committee on Tertiary Institutions and Tertiary Education Trust FUND, Senator Binta Garba.
It also resolved that the examination fees be reviewed downward to N2,500 while the change of course and institution forms as well as any other changes pertaining to JAMB examinations must be free.
The upper chamber further resolved that computer laboratories should be built in all higher institutions of learning to aid Computer-Based Tests.
The Senate said it adopted the recommendations in order to reduce the financial burden on parents.