The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has appealed to the National Assembly to suspend the amendment of its Act.
The Senate last week began amendment of the board’s Act to extend the validity of JAMB result by three years.
JAMB’s Registrar Prof. Is-haq Oloyede made the appeal when he visited the Senate Committee on Tertiary Education.
Oloyede, in a statement in Abuja yesterday by its Head of Information, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, said the bill was a product of acrimony and if passed would be counter-productive.
“An appeal has been made to the National Assembly to suspend the process of the amendment to allow the Board and tertiary institutions, including the Federal Ministry of Education and other stakeholders to go back to the roundtable for discussion at a conducive atmosphere, as all agreed to work together for the benefit of the Nigerian child,” the statement said.