Here’s The Reason Why JAMB May Not Reduce 2018 UTME Fees

The Registrar of Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, Prof.Oloyed had stated the reason why JAMB may not reduce the fees for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) in 2018

He made it known on Thursday in Ilorin that the institution initially wanted to reduce the fees in 2018

He said many people were arrested during the last UTME for allegedly collecting money from parents who were presumed to be poor. 

“It (reduction in fee) is one of the options, but what’s mitigating against it, why I’m not convinced and I don’t think the board too is convinced, is that are the so-called poor people genuinely poor? 

“Our findings reveal that what people spend on corruption in the society to solicit for what was not lost is alarming. “What parents pay for seeking unholy support and what parents are prepared to pay looking for how to cut corners show that if actually they are poor, they will not be able to secure the resources they are wasting,” he said. 

Oloyede, who promised that the board would improve on its activities in the coming years, called on all stakeholders in the education sector to be honest in the discharge of their responsibilities. (NAN)

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