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JAMB introduces new process of purchasing pin

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has said that eligible candidates for its 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, can now purchase the pin for registration using the Remita mode.

The board said that the development came on the heels of the reported challenges the candidates faced in an attempt to acquire the pins from NIPOST and designated banks.

The Head of Information of JAMB, Fabian Benjamin, said the board had noted the many headaches of prospective candidates from various parts of the country, including Lagos, adding that candidates had lamented the difficulties involved in obtaining the pins from designated banks on the payment of N5,500 and the subsequent hassles in getting registered.

According to Mr. Benjamin, candidates are advised not to panic as every eligible candidate desirous of registering will do so before the closing date of April 19.

He said to further cushion the effect of these challenges, the board have decided to bring the Remitta mode on board, noting that candidates can now purchase the pin for registration from the comfort of their homes.

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.

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