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President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, November 28, 2018, announced the reduction of the cost of the forms for Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) to N3500.
Price of other national examinations such as Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) and Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).
This was contained in a statement by his Special Assistant on Digital/Media Communications, Tolu Ogunlesi, who said the price reduction will take effect in January 2019.
While the UTME is conducted by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), both the SSCE and BECE are conducted by the National Examinations Council (NECO). The statement did not make mention of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) that is also conducted in the country and it is not clear whether the registration fee reductions affect it too.
With this development, the price of JAMB UTME will be reduced from N5,000 to N3,500, NECO will drop from N11,350 to N9,850.