The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced the cancellation of the use of ‘scratch card’ to register for and check results, with effect from 2017.
The declaration was made on Tuesday by the Registrar of the Board, Prof. Ishaq Oloyode, at the National Executive Council meeting of the Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) in Abuja.
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According to Oloyode, the board would not support a situation where banks and vendors hoard the cards, only to sell them at a higher price.
“JAMB would not support a situation where banks and vendors hoard the cards, only to sell them at a higher price,” he said.
The registrar also explained that students would generate a PIN number for themselves from their phone or computers before registering for examinations.
Oloyode said: “Students would generate a PIN number for themselves from their phone or computers before registering for examinations,”adding that “this step was taken to give opportunities to more students to participate in the examinations.”
The registrar challenged NASU to get involved in the ownership of Computer-Based Testing Centres, saying those who own the centres are businessmen merely exploiting students.
He added that if academic-based stakeholders, such as NASU, own CBT centres, the board will be confident the examinations will be conducted without hitch.