President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the reduction in the cost of Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) form.
The Form is commonly known as JAMB Form because the examination is organised by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, for entry into the universities.
The President also approved a reduction in the cost of National Examinations Council, NECO, Senior School Certificate Examination, SSCE, and Basic Education Certificate Examination forms.
Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu who disclosed this while briefing the federal executive council on Wednesday, said that beginning from January 2019 JAMB UTME form will be sold at N3,500 as against N5,000 while NECO will drop from N11,350, to N9,850
Adamu told the meeting that the President had directed the Ministry to look into the reduction following significant improvement in revenues being remitted to the treasury by the education agencies.
The exam agencies are not meant to be revenue generating bodies, they’re only supposed to cover costs/operating expenses.