The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has recorded a drop in the revenue from the sales made 2021 UTME forms compared to the revenue generated during 2020 JAMB exercise. The total revenue generated in 2021 was N5,887,628,900 compared to N6,563,086,710 generated in 2020.
The examination board has attributed the drop to the mandatory NIN requirement introduced into the registration process. It said the NIN requirement made it impossible for some prospective candidates to register, leading to the reduction in number of registered candidates and the proceeds generated from sales of forms.
This was disclosed by the Board’s Director of Press and Public Relations, Dr. Fabian Benjamin in an interview with The Punch, where he said, “Last year, we had over two million candidates who registered for the examinations, both the UTME and DE. But this year, we are talking about between 1.3 million and 1.4 million. We know factors such as the introduction of the NIN to the registration process were responsible.