The registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, on Tuesday, says that the board allowed CBT centers nationwide to increase the service fee for its UTME mock exam to 1,000 from the 600 naira that was paid last year.
The UTME mock exam which is an optional exam organized to test run the facilities in JAMB accredited centers nationwide will hold on the 9th of April 2022 and the board’s registrar has now made it known that the board permitted the Computer Based Test centres (CBT) to charge candidates up to 1,000 naira.
Speaking at an award show organised by the Board of Vanguard Media LTD, Prof. Oloyede explained that the supposed increase in the service fee was for a reason and that which is to help the Computer Based Test centers (CBT) power their generating sets as a result of the increase in the price of diesel in the country.
“We have hitherto asked the centres not to increase more than N700, but now we have seen the reality and we have said they could charge up to N1, 000”.
“So the reality is the truth unless we do not want them to conduct the examination. We have done the analysis of their expenses and if we insist that they must put on their air conditioners, the cost of diesel for their generators has to be taken into consideration,” he said.
The Registrar also made this is disclosure known that the board is not considering increasing the registration fee for its exam adding that the fee was reduced from 5,000 of previous years to 3,500 of the present period despite the cost of thing.
“We were buying the form in 2020 for N5, 000, we insist on N5,000 and we further reduce it from N5,000 to N3,500 and we are not increasing, despite the fact that the cost is going up”.
“So, we felt that our partners are the ones to add, while we do the sacrifice, we cannot impose unrealistic sacrifice on our partners and that is why we have allowed our partners to charge,” he said.