UTME 2020: JAMB Makes N2.27bn In One Week

Austin Papi

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), has disclosed that they made the sum of N2,272,681,643.00 in barely one week since the commencement of the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) form sales to admission seeking candidates.

This information was contained in the weekly newsletter of the UTME Board, it also bore some details concerning the board’s other activities from January 17-23, 2020.

In the newsletter, under the column of the Financial Inflow, the money 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 indicated that the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) had a total cash outflow of N113,210,135.07 during that same period, which is just a week span.

The expenses accumulated by the board include;

  • 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
  • Remita (bank charges) – N37,065.00

Also, in the newsletter, it was announced that the Federal Polytechnic, Mubi, Adamawa State has been suspended as a registration centre for the forthcoming UTME examination following allegations of extortion of applicants.

One other centre in Umunede, Delta State, and the other in Nsukka, Enugu State, were also suspended as approved registration centres for the same offence of extortion.

For centres, which includes the Cloud Computing Auditorium, Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, Ile Ife, were suspended for technical deficiency during a third party (mock) exam.

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