Federal Executive Council approves N133m for JAMB operations

Timothy Choji, Abuja


The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved the sum of N133 million for the country’s Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB to procure a Computer Based Testing agency, for the smooth conduct of its examinations.

Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu stated this to State House Correspondents while briefing them on the outcome of the weekly cabinet meeting, presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Shehu, who briefed Journalists on behalf of Education Minister, Adamu Adamu, said: “The Minister of education had one approval for JAMB, which had hitherto been running its examinations for people seeking admission to universities using different computer based testing agencies and these had been attended by leakages overtime and in order to stop that, JAMB has begun to set up its own infrastructure for the conduct of these examinations. So today they requested that government should buy up one of these Computer Based Testing agencies for the sum of N133 million, to buy over the infrastructure and the building, which was approved.”

The Presidential Spokesperson stated that the aim of this is to enable JAMB take total control of all its examination processes in order to avoid leakages.

Garba Shehu also announced that the Council also approved the sum of N353 million for the procurement of a 32 meter turn table ladder for the FCT Emergency Management Board, to enable it fight fire disasters in high rise buildings that are up to 12 floors.