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We Are Set To Build N6bn New Headquarters In Abuja – JAMB



Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has come out to reveal its plans to build its new headquarters at the Central Business District, CBD, of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja.

The examination body recently revealed this via a statement, and Nigerians have been reacting.

According to the Director, Finance and Administration, Mufutau Bello, the board has been saving N2 billion annually since 2018 to help realize the project, and they currently have N5.5 billion.

He added that the money is presently in JAMB’s TSA, even if the body experienced a challenge in 2020 because of COVID.

His words, β€œWe are proposing to move our central headquarters to the central area (of Abuja). We have a plan of over N6 billion but since we don’t collect subvention from the government for our overhead and capital, so every year from 2018 we have been setting aside N2 billion because our target is N6 billion to be able to acquire our headquarters in the central area.”

β€œThe money is in our TSA, we had a challenge in 2020 because of COVID, so we could not realize our budget. So far we have realized about 5.5 billion.”

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) is a Nigerian entrance examination board for tertiary-level institutions.

The board conducts entrance Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination for prospective undergraduates into Nigerian universities. The board is also charged with the responsibility to administer similar examinations for applicants to Nigerian public and private monotechnics, polytechnics, and colleges of educations.

All of these candidates must have obtained the West Africa School Certificate, now West African Examinations Council, WAEC, or its equivalent, National Examination Council (Nigeria), NECO.

Jamb CBT (Computer Based Test) Centres are the various locations and centers in Nigeria approved by JAMB for the registration of the UTME examination. There are various JAMB CBT centers/locations in the 36 states in Nigeria including the Federal Capital Territory (Nigeria), FCT.

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