The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has remitted N3.51 billion to the Federal Government as the surplus generated from the conduct of the board’s 2021Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
In a statement issued by the examination body and signed by its head of public affairs and protocol unit, Fabian Benjamin noted that the remittance “is in line with Prof. Is-haq Oloyede’s avowed commitment to prudent management of public resources.”
He said the processes adopted brought attendant savings, yielding the humongous remittances to government coffers.
The statement said ”the remittance has been the norm rather than the exception in the last six years beginning from 2016 when he remitted the whopping sum of N7b and repeated same in subsequent years.
”It is pertinent to note that one of the direct benefits of the sustained remittances by the Prof. Oloyede-led management manifested in the reduction of the cost of the application documents (UTME and DE) by candidates from N5000 to N3500 in 2018 by President Muhammadu Buhari.”
He said the singular act has ensured the ‘annual transfer” of over N3b to the pockets of parents and guardians of candidates as a consequence of the slash in the price of UTME forms.
”The Board as led by Prof Ishaq Oloyede would continue to prune down the cost of governance and release resources for other needy national prioritize areas”, the statement said.