JAMB 2019: Why UTME Registration Fees Was Slashed
JAMB 2019: Why UTME Registration Fees Was Slashed – Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB Explains/Give Reasons Behind the Reduction of the Cost/ Registration Fee of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME by the Federal Government.
JAMB 2019: Why UTME Registration Fees Was Slashed.
Shortly after the news “FG Slashes Down Cost of JAMB (UTME), NECO (SSCE) & BECE Forms” was announced the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has revealed why its Unified Tertiary Matriculation Board Examination (UTME) registration fees was reduced.
According to the JAMB’s Head of Media, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, he said the body took the measures in order to reduce the burden on Nigerian parents which was later approved by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The President Muhammadu Buhari who was also concerned about the burden of the registration fees on the plight of ordinary Nigerians approved the request without delay.
The statement reads, “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 benefitted 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.”