Reps move to probe JAMB over N21.3 billion unremitted fund

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The House of Representatives on Thursday mandated its committee on Finance
and education to commence an investigation into the financial activities of
JAMB as regards revenue generation and remittance of N21.3 billion.

The House decision is sequel to a motion by Honourable Ibrahim Ebbo who
noted that in recent times, there has been an increase in the number of
candidates registering for the JAMB examination in several parts of the
country, resulting in unusual high charges and payment of fees by students
seeking to gain admission into tertiary institutions.

Ebbo in the motion was disturbed that candidates are made to pay extra fees
at JAMB office for issues such as change of course, incomplete results
inquiries, checking of results, and other enquiries that may arise as a
result of taking the examinations.

He said there have been arbitrary increased charges for the examination
forms, resulting in the generation of billions of naira from potential
students of tertiary institutions across the country.

According to him, JAMB has budgetary allocations from the Federal
Government to conduct examinations for candidates at tertiary level
but despite the huge sums of money generated by the examination body every
year, there is no record as to how the money is spent or remitted.

The House was worried that the arbitrary increase in examination fees by
JAMB is quite alarming and turning the organisation into money making body,
and if the trend is not checked, eventually, people will not be able to
register for the examinations.

Disturbed that candidates are made to pay extra fees at JAMB office for
issues such as change of course, incomplete results inquiries, checking of
results, and other enquiries that may arise as a result of taking the
examinations.

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