Written by COMFORT 95.1FM on January 31, 2018
The Senate has resolved to investigate the low remittance by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board into the federation account before 2016.
The resolution was sequel to the adoption of a motion under matter of urgent public importance, moved by Senator Dino Melaye.
Moving the motion, Melaye said that JAMB had paid fifty million naira into the federation account as revenue generated from the University and Tertiary Matriculation Examinations, before 2016, while the revenue increased to five billion naira in 2016 and seven-point-eight billion naira in 2017.
He however expressed concern that the revenue remitted by JAMB in the past had been low and asked the senate Committee to work on relevant agencies as the National Examination Council and the West African Examination Council to generate more revenue.
Senate President, Bukola Saraki, in his remarks, directed the Senate Committee on Education to investigate the matter and educate the Senate on reasons for the increased remittances.