President Muhammadu Buhari has reduced the cost of forms for some terminal examinations like the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination , organised by the Joint Admission Matriculation Board , the Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Examination Council , as well as the Basic Education Certificate Examination .
This was revealed by the Minister of Education , Adamu Adamu , after the Federal Executive Council meeting in State House , Abuja .
According to Tolu Ogunlesi , the Head of Digital Communications for President Buhari , on his Twitter handle , @ toluogunlesi , who shared the news , the reduction will take effect from January 2019.
He tweeted , “ President Buhari has approved the reduction in the cost of Forms for JAMB UTME , NECO SSCE and the Basic Education Certificate Examination . With effect from January 2019, the cost of JAMB UTME Form will drop from N 5 , 000 to N 3 , 500 . NECO will drop from N 11, 350 to N 9 , 850 .
“ Minister of Education Adamu Adamu announced this just now at today ’ s # FECBrief . He 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. The sharp increase in remittances by JAMB (from less than N 60m in 2010 – 2016 to > N 15 BILLION in 2017 /18) have shown that the fees being charged could be reduced . ”