Published On: Mon, Oct 17th, 2016

JAMB to scrap scratch cards for vending services

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The registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, Is-haq Oloyede, has said that the board will discontinue the use of scratch cards for any of its services.

This, he said, was as a result of the fraud associated with use of scratch cards.

The commission, however, said it would henceforth use an online platform of pin vending.

The JAMB’s boss said the organisation would now only use “Web payment, ATM issued cards, online quickteller, ATM payment, quickteller mobile application and Bank Branch case /card”.

Mr. Oloyede said this while delivering a paper at a meeting of the Association of Vice Chancellors of Nigerian universities, AVCNU, in Abuja over the weekend.

He said scrapping the scratch card was sequel to the board’s drive to promote accountability in line with Nigerian government’s zero tolerance for corruption.

Mr. Oloyede said the National Assembly was in the process of amending the Board’s Act.

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He, however, said an appeal was made to the National Assembly when he visited the Senate Committee on Tertiary Education last week to suspend the process of the amendment of the Act.

He said there was the need to allow the board and all tertiary institutions including the Ministry of Education and other necessary organs “to go back to the round table for discussion at a very conducive atmosphere as all have agreed to work together for the benefit of the Nigerian child”.

He said the content of the bill as it is presently with the National Assembly would be counter productive, if passed.

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