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UTME 2022: JAMB Urges Candidates To Pay N1,000 Instead Of N600 To Centres As ‘Service Charges’ Due To High Cost Of Diesel

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB has urged Candidates who registered and who will be participating in the coming 2022 UTME mock exam organised by the Board that the sum of N1,000 will be paid to the centres where individuals are assigned to seat for the examination as service charges.

The JAMB board stated that the service charges had increased from the sum of N600 to N1,000 as a result of the hike in diesel price in the country.

The UTME Mock exam would commence on Saturday the 9th of April, 2022. The board had stated also that the UTME mock exam is optional.

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Dr. Fabian Benjamin, the board head of media and public relation disclosed this decision today 4th of April, 2022 at Abuja in its weekly bulletin.

According to him “All candidates who had indicated their interest to sit the optional Mock-UTME are to pay N1,000 to the CBT centre where they are assigned to sit the examination as a service charge.

“The optional mock examination was introduced by the Board to give candidates the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the CBT environment.

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“The candidates who indicated their interest to take the examination are to pay the N1000 at their respective centres for the use of the private facilities deployed for the examination.

“However, candidates assigned to JAMB owned centres would not be required to pay for the use of the centres. Much as the Board would like to keep the cost at a minimum, the prevailing high cost of diesel and other consumables has necessitated the increase from N600 to N1,000 to enable the CBT centres provide the needed infrastructure, as partners of the Board, to host the examination which is scheduled to hold on Saturday, 9th April 2022.

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“The Board has thought through this increase and resolved that instead of cancelling the mock-UTME, which introduction has improved candidates’ confidence in sitting the examination owing to the high cost of diesel, it is better to increase the service charge to make the exercise worthwhile to participating centre”, the board said

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