BREAKING : President Buhari Approves the Reduction of JAMB UTME, NECO, SSCE Form Fees
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the reduction in the cost of Forms for JAMB UTME, NECO SSCE and the Basic Education Certificate Examination. The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, made the announcement during a brief with journalists after Federal Executive Council meeting on Wednesday 28th of Novemeber, 2018.
Minister of Education Adamu Adamu said, President Buhari directed the Ministry to look into the reduction following the 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” A sharp increase in remittances by JAMB from less than N60m in 2010–2016 to N15 billion in 2017/18 is the major concern of Mr president because it has shown that the fees being charged could be reduced.
Said, with effect from January 2019 the cost of JAMB UTME Form will drop from N5,000 to N3,500. NECO will drop from N11,350, to N9,850.