The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has claimed that the agency has so far remitted more than N5 billion to Federal Government, the highest ever in the 40 years of its existence.
This year, the board has so far remitted more than N5 billion to government, the highest ever in the 40 years of its existence. This is contained in a statement signed by JAMB’s Head of Public Relations, Fabian Benjamin, in Abuja on Sunday.
Mr. Benjamin said that the money was saved through the transparent and judicious use of resources, quoting that, “No, we are more interested in the credibility of the examination and not the money, if money is our concern we will not be returning over five billion naira to the Federal Government coffers.’’
He urged candidates to disregard all information on admission, especially cut-off marks being circulated on the net.
He said the Board had established new method of admission in line with its mandate to ensure fairness irrespective of tribe and religion and it is determined to meet the expectations of Nigerians.
He went on to disclose that, “We have designed software known as Central Admissions Processing System (CAPS), where human interference will be completely removed, to promote credibility.
“The admission criteria would be keyed into the software and it will select candidates blindly according to the institutions requirement without any primordial consideration.”