The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has increased its service charge for the 2022 mock Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) from N700 to N1,000.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the board announced the hike in the latest edition of its weekly bulletin released on Monday.
JAMB said the increase was due to the high cost of diesel and other consumables needed to conduct the exercise.
The board also said candidates are expected to pay the service charge to the computer based tests (CBT) centres where they would sit for the examination.
JAMB disclosed that the service charge was for candidates’ use of the private facilities deployed for the examination at the centres.
It said those posted to JAMB CBT centres would not be required to pay the service charge.
“The board has thought this through and instead of cancelling the mock UTME, which has improved the confidence of candidates when sitting for the examinations, it is better to increase the service charge,” it said.
“This, we believe will make the exercise worthwhile to participating centres.”
The development comes as the board also announced that the notification slips for this year’s mock UTME are ready for printout.
The board said candidates who registered for the exercise can now proceed to print out the slips which contained their examination centres.
“The notification slips can be printed anywhere at the candidates’ convenience by visiting the board’s website at www.jamb.gov.ng,” it added.