The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) announces that it has made the sum of N2,272 billion in one week of selling forms for the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) to admission seekers in the nation’s tertiary institutions.
JAMB made this known in its weekly newsletter, detailing some of its activities from January 17-23, 2020 obtained by our correspondent.
The board explained that the money was made from the sales of e-registration pin – N2,122,400,000:00, e-facility sales – N128,816,602:00 and CBT centre service charges – N21,465,041,:00.
The statement also showed that the Board had a total cash outflow of N113,210,135:07 during the same period.
The expenses were made up of staff claims – N9, 457,651:61, stakeholders meeting (monitoring and task teams) – N15,350,000, publicity and advertisement – N18,979,282, agency services (out-sourced security) – N5,399,000, Albencon Nig. Ltd (Kaduna PTC) – N30,833,445:45, FIRS (taxes) – N31,059,910:98 and Remita (bank charges) – N37,065. Meanwhile, the Federal Polytechnic, Mubi, Adamawa State has been suspended as a registration centre for the coming UTME examination over the extortion of applicants.
Two other centres, one in Umunede, Delta State and the other in Nsukka, Enugu State were also axed for the same offense.
This is also as four centres, including the Cloud Computing Auditorium, Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, Ile Ife, were suspended for technical deficiency during a third party exam.
Also, 38 registration centres indicted for various infractions by the Board are scheduled to meet the management of the Board in Abuja on Wednesday to defend allegations levelled against them.