Monday, 17 October 2016

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Scrapped the Use of Scratch Cards for its Services

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board JAMB has announce the scrapping of scratch cards in it services, JAMB described the use of Scratch Cards as ‘old Fashion.’
According to Punch News, JAMB Registrar/Chief Executive, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, announced the scrapping of Scratch Cards and also asked the Federal Government to revert to the former system whereby serving Vice Chancellor of Universities were made the chairmen of the Governing Board of JAMB.
According to Punch News, in a statement issued by the spokesperson for JAMB, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, on Sunday said Oloyede made the announcement in Abuja in a paper he delivered during a meeting of the Association of Vice-Chancellor of Nigerian Universities.
He emphasize on JAMB would be using a platform of Pin Vending to check all forms of fraudulent practice which was prevalent with the use of Scratch Cards.
In his statement he said, “The decision is as a result of its consistent subjection to fraudulent practices, the use of scratch cards is archaic and it is the aim of JAMB to also promote accountability in line with government’s zero tolerance for corruption. This new system will be accessible through the options of web payment, ATM issued cards (Visa, Verve and MasterCard), online quick teller, ATM payment, quick teller mobile application and Bank Branch case/card.”
The JAMB registrar said, formerly, the understanding was that only serving Vice Chancellors were made chairmen of Governing Board of JAMB.
Source said, while Prof. Oloyede was appealing that Government should go back to the practice from the beginning, he also added that since the agency was a creation of committee of Vice Chancellors of Nigerian Universities, it would only be proper for the to be clearly recognized as active Stakeholders to avoid any anger between Tertiary Institutions and JAMB.

The JAMB registrar believed that going back to the ancient practice would “give rise to Good Corporation and peaceful relationship with a view of fulfilling it purposes.”