According to reports, the federal government is making plans to extend the validity period for international passport from five years to 10 years.
This was disclosed by the comptroller-general of Nigeria Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede, in an interview with journalists in Abuja at the weekend.
He said Nigerians should expect announcement of the policy change in the coming weeks or months.
“We have submitted a memo to the president and we believe we’ll get a positive response to that soon.
“We have received complaints […]
Mr Tajudeen Habeeb, the Chairman of Kwara Chapter of National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), has lauded JAMB for its decision on the three-year validity of its examination results.
Habeeba said in Ilorin on Tuesday that this would afford students the opportunity to save cost and time for writing another examination for which they had no certainty of passing.
“The proposed three-year validity of JAMB examination results due to be passed by the legislature is indeed a right decision at the right […]
Dr Oluyombo Onafowokan, an Associate Professor, said on Saturday that the directive by the Senate that JAMB should extend the validity of its results to three years will have negative effect on the nation’s standard of education.
Onafowokan, a Senior Lecturer, School of Management & Social Sciences, Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos, made the observation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Sango-Ota, Ogun.
He explained that such policy would make students lackadaisical and unserious.
According to him, the directive by […]
According to reports, the Senate on Thursday passed for third reading and approved the extension of the validity period of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) examination results to three academic years.
Presenting the report titled “Report on a bill for an Act to Amend the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board Act and for other matters connected thereof, 2016 (SB. 245), at plenary, Chairman of the Committee, Senator Jibrin Barau, (APC-Kano North) explained that the purpose of the bill was […]
Nearly one year after the Senate moved to get the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), to begin the process of extending the validity of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) result to three years, nothing has happened along this line.
In fact, JAMB says it is yet to be communicated to by either the National Assembly, or any other organ of government, regarding the issue, which many parents and guardians are passionate about.
Last November, the issue dominated talks following a […]
According to reports, the House of Representatives on Tuesday sought the reversal of the validity period of the Nigerian Passport to 10 years as was the case before the introduction of the current e-Passport regime.
Under the current passport policy, the identity document expires after a period of five years and it leaves holders with no renewal option.
Rather, holders are required to process a new one.
But, the House noted that in the pre-e-Passport era, the travelling document had a validity of […]