2024 UTME: JAMB Pays N2.6 Billion to 760 CBT Centres, Details Emerge

2024 UTME: JAMB Pays N2.6 Billion to 760 CBT Centres, Details Emerge

  • JAMB has paid over N2.6 billion to CBT centres involved in the 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME)
  • Legit.ng understands that this is a part of JAMB’s promise to remit to the CBT centres, the service charges it would collect on their behalf alongside the UTME/DE registration fees
  • The update comes as JAMB conducts its supplementary UTME on Friday, 21st and Saturday, June 22, 2024

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Bwari, Abuja - The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has paid a total sum of N2,688,708,000 to owners of Professional Testing and Certification Centers (PTCs) and privately-owned CBT centres.

Legit.ng reports that the payment was for services these centres rendered during the 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

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2023 UTME: JAMB pays N2.6b to CBT centres
Prof. Ishaq Oloyede-led JAMB says it'll continue to ensure every candidate has access to higher education through the provision of a level playing field. Photo credits: @winexviv, @ProfIsaPantami
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This is contained in JAMB's latest bulletin made available to Legit.ng.

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While 27 JAMB-owned PTCS were paid N92,596,500, 733 privately-owned CBT centres received the largest share: N2,596,111,500.

JAMB divulged that it was only proper to promptly settle obligations as and when due to promote and sustain a cordial working relationship with partners who discharged their duties creditably.

The board promised to continue to continue to ensure that every UTME candidate is guaranteed unfettered access to higher education through the provision of a level playing field for all.

JAMB reiterated its commitment to continue to leverage state-of-the-art technology, not only to deliver quality assessment but also to protect the integrity of its examinations.

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Why UTME 2024 was rescheduled for some candidates

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the registrar of JAMB, Professor Ishaq Oloyede, listed some of the infractions that led to the rescheduling of the UTME for thousands of candidates.

A total of 24,535 candidates would sit the rescheduled UTME in 18 centres across Delta, Akwa Ibom, Edo and Kwara states. The examination is slated for Friday, 21st and Saturday, June 22, 2024.

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Ridwan Adeola (Current Affairs Editor) Ridwan Adeola Yusuf is a Current Affairs Editor at Legit.ng and a certified journalist with over 9 years of experience. He edited Politics Nigeria's articles, was the Acting Editor of AllNews Nigeria and Fact-Checking Researcher (Africa Check). He received his HND in Mass Communication from The Polytechnic Ibadan. He received a Certificate of Achievement (Journalism Clinic’s Fix The Leak masterclass, 2021) and also completed Google News Initiative's Advance digital reporting curriculum. Contact him at ridwan.adeola@corp.legit.ng.