The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced its adoption of pin vending for the 2017 examination (UTME) over the regular scratch card.


Fabian Benjamin, head of media and information for JAMB, said this on Wednesday while advising prospective candidates to get familiar with the new approach.

“Candidates, wishing to sit for the 2017 examination, should start getting themselves familiar with the newly adopted process of pin vending by the board.

“We must make ourselves open to change like it is obtained in other climes, we are no longer going back to the use of scratch card; that method is outdated.


“Candidates wishing to register for the examination will just make online payment and get a pin with which they can upload their data.

“This new pin vending will be accessible through the options of web payment, ATM issued cards like Visa, Verve, and Master card, online Quick Teller, mobile application and Bank Branch case/card.”

Benjamin explained that with the ongoing adjustments, 2017 candidates will not experience the difficulties (incomplete upload of questions from servers to poor backup facilities in some centres among others) experienced by 2016 examination candidates, NAN reports


“Preparations are on to ensure that all the technical hitches that manifested in the 2016 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination do not arise again.

“That is not to say that the examination will be completely hitch-free but we are deploying resources to correct the ones identified already.

“In the course of the examination, should there be any other new challenges, we will act promptly,” he said.


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