At a time the government is complaining of not having enough funds to complete projects, the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari has deem it fit to consider the masses by slashing the amount of money secondary school students pay for some examinations.
Thousands of students who yearly seat for examinations organised by bodies like Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board JAMB, National Examination Council NECO, Senior School Certificate Examination SSCE and Basic Education Certificate BEC can now buy forms that will qualify them to take these exams at reduced prices.
President Muhammadu Buhari has today approved a slash in the prices in a gesture that might be received with mixed feelings from the main opposition People’s Democratic Party PDP; as this has come at a time the incumbent government is seeking for re-election to enable it secure a second term in office.
According to the statement which was made known by Bashir Ahmad the Personal Assistant on New Media to President Muhammadu Buhari, all examinations in the secondary final examinations like NECO will now cost N9,850.00 as opposed to the previous cost of N11,350 resulting in a N1,500.00 slash.
On the other hand, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board JAMB and UTME examinations was also slashed by N1,500.00; the initial cost of the form prior to the reduction was N5,000.00 while the new cost will now be N3,500.00.
The reduction in cost will take effect from January 2019, a month before the presidential and national assemblies elections.