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JAMB To Scrap Scratch Cards For UTME Reg. In 2017


By Ebitonye Akpodigha

The use of scratch cards to register and check results of UTME by candidates would be scrapped, the Joint Admission and Matriculations Board (JAMB) has disclosed.

According to JAMB’s Registrar, Prof Ishaq Oloyede, the board has come up with another means of carrying out these functions.

Prof Oloyede revealed that from 2017, candidates would generate a PIN number for themselves from their phone or computers for the purpose of registering for the examination and checking their results.

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He said this move was to cancel the hoarding of the scratch cards by banks and vendors, only to sell at a higher price to people.

The JAMB boss made this known during a meeting with the National Executive Council of Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) in Abuja.

Prof Oloyede said with this new system, the artificial bottlenecks being experienced during the process of registering, writing and checking of UTME results would have been reduced.

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Dipo Olowookere is a journalist based in Nigeria that has passion for reporting business news stories. At his leisure time, he watches football and supports 3SC of Ibadan.

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