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“Candidates can now purchase the pin for registration from the comfort of their homes.” – Head of Information JAMB

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“Candidates can now purchase the pin for registration from the comfort of their homes." - Head of Information JAMB

“Candidates can now purchase the pin for registration from the comfort of their homes.” – Head of Information JAMB

“Candidates can now purchase the pin for registration from the comfort of their homes.” – Head of Information JAMB

“Candidates can now purchase the pin for registration from the comfort of their homes." - Head of Information JAMB

JAMB through its Head of Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin, said the body has made an easier platform of pin purchase available to the eligible candidates for its 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME)

The board said on Sunday that this change is important at this stage due to the challenges encountered by candidates in their attempt to get the pins from NIPOST and the designated banks.

Fabian said the candidates can now purchase the pin for registration using the Remita platform.

He said: “We appreciate the fact that the sale of the UTME for 2017 which is hitherto set to last for six weeks has been reduced to one month.

 “This was done in the interest of the candidates as it was to ensure that the challenges candidates are going through are resolved.

“To further cushion the effect of these challenges, we have decided to bring the Remitta mode on board.

 “Candidates can now purchase the pin for registration from the comfort of their homes.

“So, aside from the banks and NIPOST, candidates can now purchase the pins through Remitta.”

The statement explained why the board banned cyber cafes from registering candidates for the examination, noting that activities in the cafes damaged records and statistics of candidates.

 “In as much as we want to be inclusive, we cannot look the other way while students’ records and national statistics are mutilated.

“Ours is an examination, so we cannot be guided by primordial consideration over quality and standard,” it said.

According to the statement, most problems associated with candidates’ registration such as wrong spellings of names, wrongful placement of passport photograph and others emanates from the business centres at registration points.

 “Don’t forget, it is virtually impossible to regulate the activities of these business centres as their mode of operations did not provide necessary details about them.

“These problems created by cafes make information gathering, processing and administration of examination cumbersome as records and data of candidates are distorted.

“The accreditation centres are on the board’s website for easy identification cohesion and smooth operation,” it explained.

In the statement, he added that the board would continue to expand the frontiers and channels of the sales of the pins in virtually all the banks, with a view to bringing the services to the doorstep of every Nigerian child desirous of qualitative tertiary education.

“We again urge Nigerians particularly anxious candidates not to fall prey to unsuspecting and dubious individuals who parade themselves as agents of JAMB with the intention to defraud them.

“The board’s e-brochures and syllabus are on the CD to be given out to candidates and it is free and available as a guide to candidates to have a hitch-free registration exercise,” the statement said.

 

NAN

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