The federal government has slashed the examination fees for Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and the National Examination Council (NECO).
Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, made the disclosure after the Federal Executive Council meeting on Wednesday to journalists in Abuja.
Applicants under the new arrangement will pay N3,500 as JAMB examination fees against the previous fees N5,000, N9,850 for Senior Secondary Certificate examination SSCE, which is handled by NECO from the current N11,350 being paid and N4,000 instead of N5,500 for Basic Education Certificate which is also handled by NECO.
The Head of Digital Communications for President Muhammadu Buhari made the confirmation through his twitter handle.
Just in. President @MBuhari has approved the reduction in the cost of Forms for JAMB UTME, NECO SSCE and the Basic Education Certificate Examination.
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.
— tolu ogunlesi (@toluogunlesi) November 28, 2018
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