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JAMB Generates Up To N8.5 billion From Sales of 2018 UTME/DE Forms

A top Official of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board has disclosed that the board has generated up to N8.453 billion from the sales of forms in 2018.

This revenue came from payments made by 1,602,762 candidates who registered for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) held across the country in March and from registration fees paid by 135, 670.00 Direct Entry (DE) candidates.

JAMB Generates Up To N8.5 billion From Sales of 2018 UTME/DE Forms

At the moment, it is not certain how much the board will be remmiting to the coffers of the Federal Government. But According to the source, it will be close to last years figure which was N7.8 billion.

The source also disclosed that since the arrival of Is-haq Oloyede, a professor, as registrar, JAMB had ceased to request funding from the federal government for its capital and recurrent expenditures.

When contacted Prof. Oleyede confirmed this but refused to make further comments on it

Dr Fabian Benjamin also confirmed the information. He however stated that since JAMB direct entry registration and JAMB Change of Course and institution are still on and with that, the revenue is likely going to be more that it is at the moment.


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Comments (28)

8 months ago
Was JAMB established for generating revenue or for conducting examination ?
Becos am confused!
8 months ago
nawa oh. jamb is really making a lot each year sha. thats a lot of money just from sales of form
8 months ago
Is DE form still out?
8 months ago
hmm they uses us to hammer ๐Ÿ”จ money from us
8 months ago
jamb still hold my result and I don't do anything that can implicate me in exam centre, and I don't won't to wait for another year, please what can I do
  • sherif8: just need prayer bro cuz as at now.. it's for sure ur result may be among the ones withheld
    Like 0    Dislike 0   8 months ago
  • lanskeed: Olamilekan,expect definate pronoucement frm jamb may even be next week.just hope u are among those to be resheduled.keep hope alive,situatns like this culd be emotionaly sapping.
    Like 0    Dislike 0   8 months ago
  • Isaiah: @lanskeed i hanvt be able to do correction of name.
    Like 0    Dislike 0   8 months ago
  • lanskeed: Isaih, i hv been busy with exams.(final class).i tried to get clarificatns frm some quarters today but no one gave any definitive answer as to if d proces will be reactivated.jamb obviously expects dat candidates with genuine name mistake wuld hv done corectn earlier at no cost using d code but many pple were waitng 4 COC as it used to be.many pple are affected,so i believe something will be done.
    Like 0    Dislike 0   8 months ago
  • Isaiah: lanskeed, so what can i do to be on rhe saver side?
    pleaee tell me cause unilag postutme form will be out abymoment.
    Like 0    Dislike 0   8 months ago
  • faby: So jamb is now an avenue to make wealth....smh..corruption everywhere and they dont even care about those people that were affected in one way the other. God help us the future leaders or else there would be no future for us.
    Like 0    Dislike 0   8 months ago
8 months ago
These people are making a hell of money no wonder they care when anyone don't get admission or didn't pass jamb. And some People haven't done change of course o, original result slip and admission letter printing is still there, not to of regularization fee o. Am sure by the end of this year, they would made up to 20 billion naira or more.
8 months ago
make them please , make high-pressure no kill me for hear ooo, make them do whatever they won't to do quickly for does they are in withheld result because they still hold my result and am not part of does that they are doing runs in centre
8 months ago
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board says it has paid about N 1bn to owners of Computer- Based Test centres nationwide for their services for the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination.
The board โ€™ s Head , Media and Information , Dr . Fabian Benjamin, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Lagos that the payment was in line with the agreement reached with the CBT centres .
Besides, he said , it would promote and sustain cordial working relationship with stakeholders that participate in the conduct of its annual examinations.
โ€œ We have just paid over N 1 billion to all owners of CBT centres used in the conduct of our 2018 UTME.
โ€œ Centre owners that gave us quality service during our examination have all been commended for a job well done and we have reciprocated by effecting payments .
โ€œ However , we discovered that some centres could not live up to their responsibilities as a result of some technical issues, โ€ he told NAN.
According to him , candidates that are scheduled for the examination in such centres are relocated to new centres which will now be paid for their services .
Benjamin said it was only proper to promptly keep to agreements as and when due to ensure better collaborative efforts in quality service delivery.
He explained that any centre that was originally scheduled for the exam that eventually had technical issues would not be paid because the board could not afford to pay twice for the same purpose .
โ€œ In some others on watching the footage of the CCTV cameras at the centres after the examination, we discovered operators or owners of such centres colluded with some candidates to cheat .
โ€œ These categories of centre owners cannot be paid . Currently too , the board has embarked on a mop-up exercise for candidates with biometric issues and other related issues that was no fault of theirs during the conduct of the examination.
โ€œ Apart from the biometric issues, some candidates innocently found themselves in some centres that colluded with candidates to cheat in the examination.
โ€œ In such cases , it will be wrong to cancel the entire results of the candidates . All such innocent candidates will be singled out and be given the opportunity of re -taking the exam.
โ€œ As a responsive organisation , we will continue to ensure that every candidate is given a right to access higher education , โ€ Benjamin said .
The JAMB spokesman promised that the board would continue to deploy cutting edge technology in the conduct of its examinations in a bid to protect the integrity of its tests .
7 months ago
please how can we no the date that we are going to retaken the exam, please just help us out, because am innocent

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