Presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party(SDP), Donald Duke has reacted to the recent slashing of cost of examinations like the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Exams(UTME), National Examination Council(NECO) SSCE and others – the increment of police salaries.
The former governor of Cross Rivers state, in his reaction, urged Nigerians to ‘shine their eyes’, stating that it is no coincidence that the present government had decided to slash the costs for these examinations and increase the salaries of police, a few months to elections.
The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, during the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC), on Wednesday announced that the costs of JAMB, SSCE, NECO Forms has been slashed.
Now JAMB UTME form will be N3,500 as against N5,000, NECO now N9,850 as against N11,350. The change according to the federal government will take effect from January 2019.
According to the Presidential candidate, via a tweet on Wednesday evening, it is the same ploy that was used in 2015, to raise the hopes people before the elections, then dash them thereafter, that is being deployed now.
JAMB/NECO fees reduced, police salaries increased. All good, elections are around the corner. Like 2015, raising hopes before the elections; dashing them thereafter.
Is this any different ?
Nigeria shine your eye !#EveryoneMatters
— Donald Duke (@Donald_Duke) November 28, 2018