2022 UTME: JAMB Rakes in N8.6 billion From 1.8 million Candidates

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, says it generated an estimated revenue of N8.6billion from a total of 1,837,011 candidates who were successfully captured at the close of the registration for the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry (DE) programme on Saturday.

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The registration exercise took place nationwide between February 19 and March 26, 2022.

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This is contained in the latest weekly bulletin by JAMB which was released last night.

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With N4,700 registration fee paid by the applicants, JAMB generated an estimated revenue of N8.6billion.

Out of the lump sum, a total of 776 computer-based test centres that took part in the exercise will share an estimated amount of N1.3billion at the rate of N700 per candidate registered by each of the centres.

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JAMB has also pledged support for the CBT centre owners over the sudden increase in the prices of diesel and the erratic power supply suffered nationwide recently.

The examination body said it recognised the plight of its partners, and appealed for their understanding, saying it would seek necessary approvals to grant them the necessary support as may be deemed appropriate.

JAMB said an estimated figure of 1.5 million candidates had been targeted for registration during the exercise with an estimated 50,000 candidates per day.

The figure of registered applicants this year is about 400,000 higher than the 1.4 million candidates who were registered in 2021.

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