Upper chamber, senate peg UTME registration charge fees to N2,500, extend validity period to 3yrs

The Senate today passed a resolution reducing the registration fee of Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) to N2,500 from N5,650 that was paid by prospective university students this year. At the plenary session today, the senators recommended the extension of the validity period of the UTME to three academic year

The Senate on Wednesday pegged the charge payable to Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) at N2, 500. 
The upper chamber additionally developed JAMB selection examination period to three years from one year. 
The resolutions took after the accommodation and thought of the report on JAMB affirmation approaches put together by the Chairman, Senate Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND, Senator Binta Masi Garba. 
Frame candidates’ as of now pay N5, 650 to get JAMB application shapes. 
The upper chamber likewise said that its  committee boards of trustees ought to work to admend the correction of JAMB Act to reflect resolutions. 
The Senate embraced the proposal of its advisory group that JAMB expense ought not surpass N2,500, while institution and course frames and all other coincidental exercises around the examination ought to be free. 
The Senate on November 17, 2015 received a determination and coordinated its board on tertiary establishments and TETFund to ask into circumstances encompassing the new JAMB arrangement including charges of preference and in addition audit of JAMB affirmation. 
The new JAMB arrangement involves that a hopeful will settle on a decision of one university, one polytechnic and one school of college of education sit for a PC based test (CBT) to pick up admission into any tertiary institution in the nation.

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