Ahead of the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME), the JAMB Registrar, Mr. Ishaq Oloyede have stated that there will be no reduction in the sales of the form.
NIGERIA NEWS recalls that over the years, the cost of the form has remained at N5,000 which have attracted calls for a downward review from Nigerians.
Speaking to newsmen, Oloyede stated that “he is yet to give it a thought. He added that the call for the reduction of the registration fee of its candidates is baseless.”
“The secret was that we have means of managing the resources properly to the point that we now have what could be called surplus.”
“That was largely because we are open enough to return the surplus to government. That might be the reason for the intense call for downward review of the cost,” Oloyede said.
In hs words, “the exam body would only follow directive from the appropriate authorities on issues that concern cost of the UTME forms.”
“If the government feels we should adjust, we will adjust and not as a result of unqualified, baseless request in some quarters,” he said.