The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) refutes claims of a hike in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) registration fee for 2024, nairametrics reports. The registration cost remains at N3,500, down from N5,000 in 2018, as affirmed by JAMB’s Public Communication Advisor, Fabian Benjamin.
Despite rising inflation, JAMB emphasizes its commitment to keeping fees low. The Use of English reading text is provided free through a QR code, ensuring candidates bear no additional cost.
JAMB clarifies that perceived fee increments result from a cashless policy consolidating all payable fees to prevent exploitation by center owners. The 2024 UTME/DE e-PIN remains N3,500, with candidates paying N700 to CBT centers, covering registration, N1,500 examination fees, and N1,500 for optional Mock-UTME, collected by the Board.
Contrary to some reports, there is no fee increase; the registration fee remains N3,500. JAMB plans to release detailed registration information on or before January 15, 2024.