Buhari reduces cost of UTME, SSCE forms

Cost of UTME forms will drop to N3,500 from N5,000.

NECO will drop from N11,350 to N9,850.

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Buhari reduces cost of UTME, SSCE forms


President Muhammadu Buhari has reduced the cost of forms for some terminal 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, The Punch reports.

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, @toluogunlesi, who shared the news, the reduction will take effect from January 2019.

He tweeted:

“President Buhari 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.

“Minister of Education Adamu Adamu announced this just now at today’s #FECBrief. He 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.

“The Exam Agencies are not meant to be revenue generating bodies, they’re only supposed to cover costs/operating expenses. The sharp increase in remittances by JAMB(from less than N60m in 2010–2016 to >N15 BILLION in 2017/18) have shown that the fees being charged could be reduced.”

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103 Comments

  1. Oh that, what about higher institution ,are the institutions cheap 2 ,anyway you may said the election is coming up this is part of campaigning.

  2. That’s a good move from the president, this are the things the citizens are expecting from the government

  3. He has done well in that aspect but we need more reduction in all things that include payment from students

  4. Now they will say baba did not do anything . I guess they are just too blind too see , or are they just go deaf to hear too

  5. That’s good, at least Buhari have thought of something to make parents smile, especially those who have more than one child to enroll for exams. This is political strategy makes sense

  6. This is a very welcome development from Mr. President. This will enable more candidate to be able to register for the examination next year.

  7. This is campaign strategy, is it this dying minute you know you will reduce the cost of UTME?? All we want is a leader not a ruler. We have had enough of this killing here and there.

  8. That is good. At least with 3,500 and 9,500 you can write jamb and neco… But I know that all these are campaign strategies, so that Buhari will be voted for a second term.

  9. Who u wan used brain this time around Election campaigns has started. But it’s good news anyway. Thanks Mr. President

  10. Oh that, what about higher institution ,are the institutions cheap 2 ,anyway you may said the election is coming up this is part of campaigning.Any way it is still good sha.

  11. Wow this is the best news I have gotten since when this man is rulling us
    Well I already know is election time

  12. Hmm another strategy for the forthcoming elections. These buhari of a man really thinks he can decieve nigerians again..Never

  13. This is good news anyways..I guess this is because of the upcoming election, I just hope it will be done!

  14. This kind of reduction at this time is it preparation for next year’s election so you’ll be voted for? Hmmm I don’t know why he didn’t think of this since 2015

  15. this is a means of lobbying for the next election but that will not work because you are going to be voted out

  16. A nice development but election strategy is all written all over it. Anyway this means nothing if there is no board or committee making that the concerned institution mandated to register aspirants do not exceed the maximum registration amount.

  17. Looking for political support and votes. We hope it stays that way. What about the minimum wage?

  18. That’s a good move from the president, but if you did this just to get vote for the upcoming election you are wrong

  19. This is good to hear ,hope is not just for 2019 campaign only we need more of reduction on fuel and foods

  20. Making the means of education cheaper is a welcomed development but sustaining it is more important
    Let it not die on the wake of your reelection

  21. Whether you reduced the price or not we are not interested in it,my concerns is the economy ,every day by day thing are increasing and killing everywhere

  22. Campaign strategy is all I see…tho its quite a good initiative and acceptable, the government sshould answer asuu demands…that will be nice and a good way if winning students votes.

  23. This is a wonderful development. I wish you had done it earlier , because is looking like election strategy

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