The registration for the 2019/2020 unified Tertiary Matriculation examination UTME conducted by the Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB) will start off in december as scheduled.
The Head of Media of the Board, Dr Fabian Benjamin, announced this on thursday while addressing newsmen during the conduct of promotion exercise for the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), at the board’s Computer Based Test (CBT) Centre in Abuja.
Mr Benjamin, stated that no specific date has been fixed for the commencement of the registration yet.
However,he maintained that plans were underway to do so as soon as possible as the board was initially waiting for the pronouncement of the presidency on the reduction of the examinations fee, which was formally announced on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, the Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday as announced by the Minister of Education,Mallam Adamu Adamu, approved the downward review of the examination registration fees from N5,000 to N3,500 effective from January 2019.
Also,Benjamin applauds the action of President Buhari over the reduction in fees as charged by the examination body and declares that the downward review would help Nigerians obtain the forms.
” The president has overtime, expressed concern that the charges were high.
” Our consistent remittance has proven that something could actually be done and even if charges are reduced, examinations can still be conducted with no service suffering any issue of funding.
” The president has taken this bold step, we will see what happens after this reduction and if need be for further reduction, Mr President will do so in no distant time because he has concerns for the ordinary Nigerian on the streets. ”