Prof Ishaq Oloyede: JAMB is not going to reduce UTME registration fee

JAMB is not going to reduce UTME registration fee

JAMB Registrar, Prof Ishaq Oloyede dismissed the call for UTME registration fee saying is it baseless.

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board Registrar, Prof  Ishaq Oloyede has dismissed agitations for reduction of UTME fee as baseless.

Oloyede while addressing journalists after a computer-based promotion exam for JAMB’s staff in Abuja on Tuesday, August 28, 2018, said the agency’s fee is one of the lowest in the world.

The Registrar wondered why some people want JAMB to reduce UTME fee when it exam body does not charge as much as the West African Examination Council (WAEC) and the National Examination Council (NECO).

 

“Why are they not asking WAEC (to reduce fee)? Why are they not asking NECO? Why are they not asking NABTEB? Why JAMB? We charge the least and you are saying reduce.

“The issue is because we have a means of managing the resources properly and we now have what you can call surplus and because we are open enough to return the surplus to the government you now say we should crash the cost.

“What should be the basis of crashing the cost assuming the method we are using now is no longer available and we have to use the old method,”

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Oloyede said the exam body would only follow a directive ''from the appropriate quarters on the cost of UTME”.

“What should be the basis of crashing the cost assuming the method we are using now is no longer available and we have to use the old method,” Mr

“If the government feels we should adjust, we will adjust and not as a result of unqualified, baseless requests.”

However, while UTME form goes for N5,000, the WAEC GCE registration scratch card/PIN goes for N13,950 and NECO registration costs candidates N12,000.

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