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JAMB commences 2019/2020 UTME registration in January
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has confirmed
it will commence registration for the 2019/ 2020 Unified Tertiary
Matriculation Examination (UTME) in January.
The Chairman of the governing Board, Dr. Emmanuel Ndukwe
announced the new date to newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday,
during a ceremony to celebrate some staff of the board who
retired recently.
The registration fee is N3,500 as approved by the Federal
Government recently.
Ndukwe explained that the reduction followed recommendations
made by management and board of JAMB to the government
because it was becoming difficult for some parents to raise the
N5,000 currently charged by the board.
While commending the government for approving the reduction,
Ndukwe said that the reduction may affect the board’s remittance
to the federal government in the coming year.
“You are aware that the federal government has reduced the cost
of JAMB forms from N5,000 to N3,500 but it is going to take
effect from next year.
“Therefore, if we start selling the forms today, we will still sell at
the cost of N5,000 because the approval does not cover for now,
that is why we have shifted the sale of the forms to any date
from first of January.
“It is a very good move from the federal government based on our
recommendations.
“Even though we are returning money to the coffers of the
Federal Government, our primary objective is not just to make
money.
“That money is coming from somewhere and it is difficult for some
people to raise that money and pay for the forms, even though
JAMB form is among the cheapest in the whole world,” he said.
Ndukwe also said that the 2018/ 2019 admissions had so far been
offered to 470,000 candidates while adding that the process, was
ongoing.
He added that the board would fully implement the Central
Admission Processing System (CAPS) in its subsequent process of
admissions as it was “the best thing that will happen to education in
Nigeria.”
“If any child is qualified, CAPS system will guarantee that he or she
is admitted.
“CAPS will come into full operation from 2019. You don’t need to
know anybody to have admission and that is our mission now.


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