A bill for an Act that will provide a three-year validity period for results and scores obtained from examinations conducted by Joint Admission and Matriculation Board has scaled second reading on the floor of the senate.

The bill will ensure that candidates who do not secure placement despite meeting the requirements for admission after sitting for examinations conducted by the body are given preference in the succeeding year over fresh applicants.

Sponsored by Senator Joshua Lidani from Gombe, the bill was supported by Senator Sam Egwu, who despite his support thought that the extension of the JAMB results to three years might cause more confusion as most of the Universities, particularly …