JAMB to Scrap Use of Scratch Cards for UTME Registration, Results Checking

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The Joint Admission and Matriculations Board (JAMB), will cancel the use of scratch cards to register for and check UTME results, the board’s Registrar Prof. Ishaq Oloyode on Tuesday announced.

Speaking at the National Executive Council meeting of the Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) in Abuja, he said this would begin next year.

Students would generate a PIN number for themselves from their phone or computers before registering for examinations, he said.

JAMB would not support a situation where banks and vendors hoard the cards, only to sell them at a higher price, he added.

He also challenged NASU to get involved in the ownership of Computer-Based Testing Centres, saying those who own the centres are businessmen merely exploiting students.

The Nation

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