The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) said 24,148 candidates have gained admission as at Wednesday August 29.
The Registrar of JAMB ,Professor Ishaq Oloyede made the disclosure at the end of a computer based promotion exam for JAMB staff.
According to the Registrar, JAMB had sold its 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) application form for N5, 000 while it remitted N7.8billion to the Federal Government at the end of the exam.
“The agitation that the registration fees should be reduced in some quarters is baseless.The JAMB fee is like one of the lowest in the world.We would only follow directive from appropriate quarters “
“We have a means of managing the resources properly ,and we now have what you can call surplus and because we are open enough to return the surplus to government you now say we should crash the cost”
Professor Oloyede disclosed that the staff promotion exam is to assess the readiness of the board in carrying out examination without hitch.
“The new software used in the exam will now be deployed to third party clients .
The software we were using before has some inbuilt mechanism that can answer 180
questions .Some mischievous people decided to see what is below ,and started saying they were setting Arabic “