House of Representatives Members have asked the Federal Ministry of Education to cut the cost of Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) application forms by 50%.
Similarly the House members equally asked the Federal Ministry of Education to equally ensure that the cost of other services like Change of Course and institution form be either free or be reduced to at least N500.
According to James Faleke (APC, Lagos) who proposed the motion, JAMB has become a profit making venture to the detriment of educational and social development of the country.
He reminded the members of the house that JAMB as a government agency is not set up for profit making but to promote educational development of the young citizens in pursuit of their professional careers.
At the end, the house mandated its committee on basic education to ensure compliance and report back in two weeks.