The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) 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).
Head, of Public Affairs and Protocols of JAMB, Fabian Benjamin who disclosed this in a statement issued on Thursday, June 15, 2023, said that this figure was N59,585,000 less than the approved sum meant for JAMB-owned CBT centres.
According to Benjamin, the Board noted 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.
He noted that most of the centres used for the examination were not JAMB-owned, while some were Information Communication Technology (ICT) facilities of tertiary institutions.
The JAMB Spokesperson further stated that this symbiotic relationship between the Board and the privately-owned CBT centres and others was collaborative and was designed to ensure better quality service delivery and inclusiveness.
To that end, “the Board is proud to announce that all centres owners who rendered quality service during the just-concluded examination had been appropriately commended for a job well done and paid accordingly.
“Furthermore, 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.
“The Board also reiterates its resolve to continue to leverage on state-of-the-art technology, not only to deliver quality assessment, but also to protect the integrity of its examinations”, Benjamin said.