JAMB to begin 2019 registration in December
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced that registration for 2019/ 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) will begin in December.
The Board’s Head of Media, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, announced this during the promotion exercise for the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), at its Computer-Based Test (CBT) Centre in Abuja.
According to Benjamin, no specific date has yet been fixed for the commencement of the registration.
He, however, said that plans were underway to do so as soon as possible, adding that the board was initially waiting for the presidency to announce the reduction of the examinations fee, which was formally done on Wednesday.
Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, had announced that the Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved the downward review of the examination registration fees from N5, 000 to N3, 500 effective from January 2019.
He said it was commendable that President Muhammadu Buhari had done so, because he has the interest of the masses at heart, and is committed to ensuring that no Nigerian is deprived of tertiary education.
“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 without any service suffering any issue of funding.”