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Buhari reduces cost of purchasing JAMB, NECO registration forms by N1500

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President Buhari has approved the reduction in the cost of registration forms for JAMB UTME, NECO, SSCE, and the Basic Education Certificate Examination with  effect from January 2019.

The announcement was made by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, during the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting in Abuja on Wednesday.

He said that the price of JAMB will drop from N5,000 to N3,500 while NECO will drop from N11, 350 to N9,850.

The minister said that the changes came from directives to the ministry by the president to look into the reduction of the fees following the significant improvement in the revenues being remitted to the treasury by the examination bodies.

Adamu pointed out that the examination agencies are not meant to be revenue generating bodies and the fees are only supposed to cover operating cost.

Tolu Ogunlesi, digital media strategist to President Muhammadu Buhari, also confirmed the reduction on Twitter.

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