The Senate has said the application fee payable to Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, examination should not exceed at N2, 500.
For enforcement, the Senate tasked its relevant committees to ensure the amendment of JAMB Act.
The resolutions followed the submission and consideration of the report on JAMB admission policies submitted by the Chairman, Senate Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND, Binta Garba (APC-Adamawa State).
The legislative body also extended JAMB’s entrance examination validity period to three years from one year.
If this is enforced, candidates who pass their exams but fail to clinch admission can still use same result to pursue admission for another two years.
While the Senate said application fee should not exceed N2,500, it said course forms and all other incidental activities around the examination should be free.
The Senate had on November 17, 2015 directed Mrs. Garba’s committee to inquire into JAMB’s examination admission policy and fee.
Applicants currently pay about N5,700 to write entrance examination to tertiary institutions.
JAMB is the statutory examining body for Nigerians who aspire to study tertiary institutions.