JAMB condemns call for fee reduction

JAMB condemns call for fee reduction

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has condemned agitations for the reduction in its examination registrations fees.

JAMB Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, while addressing journalists on Wednesday described the agitation as unnecessary since the fee is one of the lowest in the world.

Prof. Oloyede recalled that JAMB sold its 2018 unified tertiary matriculation examination application form for N5,000 - an amount he said is affordable.

He, said the exam body would only follow directive from the appropriate quarters on the cost of its exams.

Speaking on the staff promotion exam, the JAMB boss said  the exercise was to help the board to conduct a seamless examination.

The board chairman added that the new software used in the exam which cost N6 million will now be deployed for third-party clients exams to avoid issues that trailed the one conducted for Police Service Commission (PSC).

On the 2018 admission, the JAMB boss said 24,148  candidates have gained admission as at Wednesday, August 29, adding that the exercise is a continuous process.

Reports by Nnabuchi Nnabuchi

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