President Muhammadu Buhari has signed in approval a reduction in the cost of forms for final year secondary school and post-secondary school examinations.
This was made known by the president’s aide on new media, Bashir Ahmad.
According to Mr Ahmad, the cost of Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) forms has been reduced from N5,000 to N3,500 while the cost of National Examination Council (NECO) forms was reduced from N11,350 to N9,850.
The reduction takes effect from January 2019.
JAMB has been making hundreds of millions of naira profit since its new leadership headed by Ishaq Oloyede assumed office; leading many Nigerians to demand a reduction in the cost of forms.