Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, says the board allowed Computer-Based Test Centres (CBT) to raise their service charge from N700 to N1,000 for the April 9 mock examination.
The main Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) has been scheduled to hold from May 6 to May 16.
Oloyede, who spoke while receiving an award from Vanguard Media Limited yesterday in Abuja, indicated that JAMB had put in place all arrangements for the successful conduct of the examination.
The registrar explained that the slight increase in the service charge for the examination by the CBT centers was to allow them to do a thorough job owing to the increase in the cost of diesel to power their generating sets.
“We are saying that we have allowed the CBT centers to increase the amount. We have not increased the fees; we have even said anybody can decrease the fees.
“But we have hitherto asked the centers 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 analyzed 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.
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