Jamb.org.ng : How To Use Remita To Purchase JAMB Registration e-pin
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board
(JAMB) says that eligible candidates for its 2017
Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination
(UTME) can now purchase the pin for
registration using the Remita mode.
The board said on Sunday the development
came on the heels of the reported challenges
the candidates faced in an attempt to acquire
the pins from NIPOST and the designated banks
The Head of Information of JAMB, Dr Fabian
Benjamin, said the board had noted the many
headaches of prospective candidates from
various parts of the country, including Lagos.
He said 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.
candidates had described the process as
cumbersome and frustrating as they have to
queue as early as 2 or 3 a.m. in some cases in
banks just to acquire pins.
They had also said that often times, they spent
the entire day waiting endlessly without results
as the bank officials tell them that they could
not access the site for the pins.
They also said the development normally
warranted them to spend almost an entire week
trying and that even when they succeeded, they
start facing the task of registration at
According to Benjamin, candidates are advised
not to panic as every eligible candidate desirous
of registering will do so before the closing date
of April 19.
“We appreciate the fact that the sales of the
UTME for 2017 which is hitherto set to last for
six has been reduced to one month.
“This was done in the interest of the candidates
as it was to ensure that the challenges
candidates are going through are resolved.
“To further cushion the effect of these
challenges, we have decided to bring the
Remitta mode on board.
“Candidates can now purchase the pin for
registration from the comfort of their homes.
“So, aside the banks and NIPOST, candidates
can now purchase the pins through Remita,’’
Benjamin said in a statement.
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.
“In as much as we want to be inclusive, we
cannot look the other way while students’
records and national statistics are mutilated.
“Ours is an examination, so we cannot be guided
by primordial consideration over quality and
standard,’’ it said.
According to the statement, most problems
associated with candidates’ registration such as
wrong spellings of names, wrongful placement of
passport photograph and others emanates from
the business centres at registration points.
“Don’t forget, it is virtually impossible to regulate
the activities of these business centres as their
mode of operations did not provide necessary
details about them.
“These problems created by cafes make
information gathering, processing and
administration of examination cumbersome as
records and data of candidates are distorted.
“The accreditation centres are on the board’s
website for easy identification cohesion and
smooth operation,’’ it explained.
He added that the board would continue to
expand the frontiers and channels of the sales of
the pins in virtually all the banks, with a view to
bringing the services to the door step of every
Nigerian child desirous of qualitative tertiary
According to the statement, examination is a
serious business and it cannot be left open the
way some people want it to be.
“We again urge Nigerians particularly anxious
candidates not to fall prey to unsuspecting and
dubious individuals who parade themselves as
agents of JAMB with the intention to defraud
“The board’s e-brochures and syllabus are on the
CD to be given out to candidates and it is free
and available as a guide to candidates to have a
hitch-free registration exercise,’’ the statement