The Joint Admissions and Matriculation, JAMB has remitted N2billion as its interim surplus for the 2023 operating year, with a promise to remit more before year end.
According to a statement by JAMB Spokesman, Fabian Benjamin, the remitted amount is without prejudice to the 30% reduction in its application fee.
In a major policy change, JAMB says all direct entry candidates would henceforth sit the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination UTME along with other candidates for them to justify the possession of their A’level certificates.
It says they comprise those seeking to be in Year Two in the universities
According to the statement, the new DE Policy is to be situated within the ambit of JAMB’s relentless efforts aimed at enhancing the growth of the nation’s education sector as it would promote transparency, accountability and good governance.
It says It also underscores the Examination Body’s commitment and determination towards changing the negative narrative of A’level admissions into higher institutions in Nigeria.