JAMB Scrap Scratch Card: The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced that they are going to stop the use of scratch card by their candidates.
The news on Scraping of the use of Scratch card by JAMB candidates was disclosed by the new Prof. Ishaq Oloyode on Tuesday at the National Executive Council meeting of the Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) in Abuja.
According to The JAMB registrar, “this new policy of JAMB without scratch card will likely take effect from 2017”.
He added that once this new policy becomes effective, “students would generate a PIN number for themselves from their phone or computers before registering for examinations”.
Prof Oloyode went further to state that “this step was taken to give opportunities to more students to participate in the examinations.”
He frowned at situations whereby banks and vendors hoard the cards, only to sell them at a higher price. On this he said;
“JAMB would not support a situation where banks and vendors hoard the cards, only to sell them at a higher price,”.
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He equally charged NASU members to involve 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”.
It will be recalled that prior to this news, all JAMB candidates need to buy a scratch card both for JAMB registration and checking of JAMB result online. This has lead to not only inconveniences to the candidates and their guardians.
AS JAMB Scrap Scratch Card, the registration and also online checking of JAMB result will become easier but it is surely a bad news for the JAMB SCRATCH VENDORS who have preyed on students all these years.