The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, says it has remitted another seven-point-eight billion naira to the Federal Government. It said that the amount was the surplus generated from the conduct of the board’s 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination.
Speaking in Lagos today, the board’s Head, Media and Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin, said the board has planned to remit the amount as surplus to the Federal Government as was done in 2017. Benjamin disclosed that the government has however directed that only five-point-six billion naira should be remitted while the balance should be used for restructuring of its headquarters to meet up with its international status.
He commended the governing board of JAMB led by Dr Emmanuel Ndukwe for the tremendous support in ensuring that the current administration’s vision of transparency and accountability as fully embraced by JAMB is sustained. Benjamin said that cumulatively and technically, the board had remitted a total of fifteen-point-six billion naira in less than two years.
He also disclosed that the board is thinking of how to ensure that candidates benefit from the surplus by way of conducive environment in writing the examination as well as enhanced technology that will ensure absolute fairness in the selection of candidates.