The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has introduce a new method for eligible candidates for 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) to purchase the pin for registration using the Remita mode.
Jamb board came up with this 2017 UTME JAMB new method to purchase PIN, after identifying the challenges encountered by the candidates in an attempt to acquire the pins from NIPOST and designated banks. It has been noted that candidates had described the process as cumbersome and frustrating as they have to queue as early as 2 or 3 a.m. in some cases in banks just to acquire pins.
According to one candidate, he said that he always spend the entire day waiting endlessly without results as the bank officials tell them that they could not access the site for the pins.
After the new development, Mr Fabian Benjamin, who is the Head of Information of JAMB, said that candidates should not panic as every eligible candidate will surly register before the closing date of April 19.
“We appreciate the fact that the sales 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,” he said.
“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 the banks and NIPOST, candidates can now purchase the pins through Remita,” Mr. Benjamin said in a statement.
2017 UTME JAMB New Method To Purchase PIN
In his statement, he explained that why the JAMB board banned cyber cafes from registering candidates for the examination, is that the 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, examination is a serious business and it cannot be left open the way some people want it to be.
“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.