JAMB registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede has disclosed that inadequate funding is posing as a challenge to the conduct of Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination. “Conducting 2017 UTME is faced with inadequate funding” He made this known while receiving a delegation of the Senate committee on Tertiary Institution and Tertiary Education Trust fund in his office in Bwari, FCT, on Tuesday.
We take N5,000 from each candidate, we do not even have the money to conduct the examination. “The major challenge facing the board has to do with funding. He further said that, JAMB body call on third party to do some of the things and they only give some commission to JAMB, “because we do not have enough money to invest”. He added. 2017 UTME conduction won’t be easy because of inadequate funding.
Adding to his statement he said that ” Conduct of examination across the country requires intensive human participation, you will recruit invigilators and monitors and then it costs so much money to set exam questions”.
“The capital allocation is N1bn; the release so far is N45.57m; the overhead cost is N50m allocated, but N24.9m is what we have received so far.
“The N24.9 million given is not sufficient to pay electricity bills because all the 36 states and zonal offices depend on what comes from headquarters for their funding.”
He equally appealed to the senate not to increase the validity of JAMB result as it will do more harm than good, Especially to the Jamb body
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