President Muhammadu Buhari has lessened the expense of structures for some terminal examinations like the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, sorted out by the Joint Admission Matriculation Board, the Senior Secondary School Examination led by the National Examination Council, and additionally the Basic Education Certificate Examination. This was uncovered by the Minister of Education, Adamu, after the Federal Executive Council meeting in State House, Abuja.
As indicated by Tolu Ogunlesi, the Head of Digital Communications for President Buhari, on his Twitter handle, @toluogunlesi, who shared the news, the decrease will produce results from January 2019.
He tweeted, "President Buhari has endorsed the decrease in the expense of Forms for JAMB UTME, NECO SSCE and the Basic Education Certificate Examination. With impact from January 2019, the expense of JAMB UTME Form will drop from N5,000 to N3,500. NECO will drop from N11,350 to N9,850.
"Pastor of Education Adamu declared this a few seconds ago at the present #FECBrief. He said President Buhari guided the Ministry to investigate the issue.
The Exam Agencies are not intended to be income producing bodies, they're just expected to take care of costs/working costs. The sharp increment in settlements by JAMB(from under N60m in 2010– 2016 to >N15 BILLION of every 2017/18) have demonstrated that the expenses being charged could be lessened."