JAMB Announces Payment of N1.4bn To Private CBT Center Owners Nationwide
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced it has paid a total sum of one billion, four hundred and seventy-eight million, four hundred and sixteen thousand naira (N1,478,416,000.00) only, to owners of Non-JAMB Computer-Based Test (CBT) centres nationwide for the services they rendered during the 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced the payment of the sum of N1.4billion to the owners of Non-JAMB Computer-Based Test (CBT) centres nationwide for the services they rendered during the 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
Myschoolnews reports JAMB Public Relations Officer, Fabian Benjamin disclosed this yesterday in Abuja.
He said the figure is less than N59,585,000, which is part of the approved sum meant for JAMB-owned CBT centres.
The Board noted that it is only proper to promptly settle obligations as and when due so as to promote and sustain a cordial working relationship with partners who discharged their duties creditably.
Benjamin said: “It is to be noted that most of the centres used for the examination are not JAMB-owned while some are ICT facilities of tertiary institutions.
“This symbiotic relationship between the Board and the privately-owned CBT centres and others is collaborative in nature and is designed to ensure better quality service delivery and inclusiveness.
“Hence, the Board is proud to announce that all owners of centres who rendered quality service during the just-concluded examination had been appropriately commended for a job well done and paid accordingly.”
He thereafter assured that as a responsive organisation, the Board will continue to ensure that every candidate is guaranteed unfettered access to higher education through the provision of a level playing field for all.
Benjamin reiterated the Board’s commitment to protect the integrity of its examinations and delivery of quality assessment through continuous deployment of technology.