Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (Serap) has praised the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari for reducing examination fees for Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (Jamb) and Neco.
The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, had announced the reduction of the fees after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday.
Adamu said the Jamb fee for the UTME will reduce from N5,000 to N3,500, the Senior Secondary School fee charge by Neco will reduce from N11,350 to N9,850 and the Basic Education certificate by Neco will reduce from N5,500 to N4,000.
Reacting in a post on Twitter, Serap urged all state governors to implement such decision and reduce the cost of education in respective states.
The group wrote: “The reduction of examination fees for Jamb, Neco is a welcome development.
“We urge all state governors to urgently cut the cost of education in their states and improve access to quality education for children from a poor and disadvantaged background.”