The Federal Government has approved the reduction of the fees for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), the National Examination Council (NECO) and the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).
According to reports, FG approved the reduction in the cost of JAMB UTME, NECO SSCE and the Basic Education Certificate Examination forms. Also, the reduction will be implemented from January 2019 with the cost of JAMB UTME Form dropping from ₦5,000 to ₦3,500 while NECO will drop from ₦11,350 to ₦9,850.
The approval was granted during the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo at the State House Villa, Abuja. The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu who briefed State House Correspondents on the outcome of the FEC meeting, said from January next year, prospective students are to pay ₦3,500 for JAMB as against ₦5,000.
For the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE) being conducted by NECO, he said prospective students are to pay N9,850 as against ₦11,350. The Minister said BECE fee has been slashed down to ₦4,000 from ₦5,500.