Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has commended the Federal Government for reducing the registration fees for Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Senior Secondary and Basic Education Certificate.
The organization made this known in a post on Twitter on Wednesday, November 28, 2018.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday, approved the downward review of the fees.
Speaking to newsmen on the development, the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu said “the JAMB fee for the UTME has been reduced from N5,000 to N3,500, the Senior Secondary School fee charge by NECO is now N9,850 as against N11,350 while the Basic Education certificate by NECO is reduced from N5,500 to N4,000.”
SERAP also called on state Governors to reduce the cost of education in their states.
“This is a welcome development. We urge all state governors to urgently cut the cost of education in their states and improve access to quality education for children from poor and disadvantaged background.”
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