The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has increased its service fee for the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) mock exam from N600 to N1,000.
According to NAN, the council announced the rise in the latest edition of its weekly bulletin published on Monday.
JAMB said the increase was due to the high cost of diesel and other consumables needed to conduct the exercise.
The council also said that candidates would have to pay the service charge to the Computerized Testing Centers (CBT) where they would take the exam.
JAMB revealed that the service charge relates to the use of the private facilities deployed for the examination by the candidates in the centres.
He said those assigned to JAMB CBT centers would not be required to pay the service fee.
“The council has thought about this and instead of canceling the fake UTME which has improved the confidence of candidates in the exams, it is better to increase the service fee,” he said.
“We believe this will make the exercise interesting for the participating centers.”
The development comes as the board also announced that notification slips for this year’s fake UTME are ready for printing.
The council said that candidates who have registered for the exercise can now proceed with the printing of slips containing their examination centres.
“Notice slips can be printed out anywhere at the convenience of applicants by visiting the council’s website at www.jamb.gov.ng,” he added.
“The exam sheets contain the place, time, date and other instructions necessary for the exam.”
The Mock UTME is scheduled to be held on April 9 while the main exercise would run from May 6-16.
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