The Joint
Board has
disclosed that
it will deploy
“pin vending”
for the 2017
UTME test registration.
This was made known by the board’s Head of
Media and Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin, on
According to him the public especially
prospective UTME candidates should start
getting familiar with the new system as the
board will no longer make use of scratch cards.
“Candidates wishing to register for the
examination will just make online payment and
get a pin with which they can upload their data.
“This new pin vending will be accessible through
the options of web payment, ATM issued cards
like Visa, Verve, and Master card, online Quick
Teller, mobile application and Bank Branch case/
He further mentioned that the board is working
to ensure that some of the challenges
experienced during the 2016 UTME won't re-
occur in 2017 UTME.
He however added that is it does not mean that
the examination will be totally hitch free.
The spokesman also said that the board would
begin validation of UTME centres across the
country soon to ensure they are up to standard.