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.
The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, who disclosed this in Abuja today, said the reduction will take effect from January 2019.
President Buhari directed the Ministry of education to look into the reduction following the significant improvement in revenues being remitted to the Treasury by the Education Agencies. He said the Examination Agencies are not meant to be revenue generating bodies, as they are only supposed to cover costs and operating expenses.
The President noted that the sharp increase in remittances by JAMB from less than sixty million naira in 2010–2016 to fifteen billion naira in 2017/18 have shown that the fees being charged can be reduced.