President Muhammadu Buhari has reduced the cost of forms for some 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.
This was revealed by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, after the Federal Executive Council meeting in State House, Abuja.
According to Tolu Ogunlesi, the Head of Digital Communications for President Buhari, on his Twitter handle, who shared the news, the reduction will take effect from January 2019.
With effect from January 2019, the cost of JAMB UTME Form will drop from N5, 000 to N3, 500. NECO will drop from N11, 350 to N9, 850.
Adamu said President Buhari directed the Ministry to look into the reduction following the significant improvement in revenues being remitted to the Treasury by the Education Agencies.