Mixed reactions have trailed the Federal Government’s review of fees for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, Senior Secondary Certificate Examination and Basic Education Certificate Examination.
Some stakeholders, who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja on Thursday, commended the gesture and urged the government to overhaul the education sector.
NAN reports that the Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved the downward review of the examination registration fees which will take effect from January 2019.
An entrepreneur, Mr Sunday Ukachukwu, described the action as a “good step” in the right direction.
“I give the Federal government credit for the downward review, but I think they can still do better because the reduction is not so significant.
“If they reviewed the fees by 50 per cent, the reduction would have been significant, but what you have is 13 per cent reduction,’’ he said. Read more