According to the News Agency of Nigeria, the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has reduced the cost of the Unified Tertiary and Matriculation Examination (UTME) form from N5000 to N3500.
According to the board, the registration fee was reduced in order to lessen the burden of the cost of the examination on parents.
The Board’s Head of Media, Dr. Fabian Benjamin made this known in a statement on Wednesday, November 28, 2018.
“In Mr. President’s determination to alleviate poverty and ensure that every Nigerian desirous of tertiary education is not deprived, the government had introduced policies and incentive to boost the economy of ordinary Nigerians and has seen this reduction as a platform to bring more Nigerians on the tertiary education template.
“The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board had in less than two years shown commitment to the avowed direction of the President Buhari-led administration by returning over 15 billion.
“Government had deliberated extensively on how to ensure that every Nigerian benefited from the prudent management of resources in JAMB and came up with the fee reduction.
“The Board has been charged to sustain its known inclusiveness, transparency, accountability and the enviable position it is occupying amongst global examination bodies,” the statement reads.
On Wednesday, Nov. 28, President Buhari approved a reduction in the cost of the Unified Tertiary Examination and Matriculation Examination (UTME) form to three thousand five hundred naira.