JAMB adopts e-PIN vending to prevent fraud – official

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says it introduced the new e-PIN vending registration for candidates to prevent fraud in its examination.

JAMB Acting Zonal Coordinator in Nasarawa State, Moses Akobu, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Lafia that new e-PIN was not introduced to create hardship for candidates.

He advised the candidates to remain calm as the board was doing its best to tackle hitches being experienced during the registration.

“In the past, JAMB asked candidates to buy scratch cards from banks and do their registration in the cybercafé of their choice.

“But the board discovered that in the process, candidates encountered problems such as mismatching of names and passports.

“This mismatch often create problem on the day of the examination,’’ Akobu told NAN.