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[UTME]–The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board has accredited Skye Bank as one of the selling banks for this year’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination E-Pins.

The choice of Skye Bank amongst other banks selected for this exercise followed from a resolution reached recently at a stakeholders meeting held among the management of JAMB, Banks, Nigeria Postal Services and Computer Based Test Centres.

Speaking on the development, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, JAMB’s Head of Public Relations, revealed that the registration of candidates for the UTME will now be for a period of one month as against the previous three months, explaining that the former system of three months period had issues that affect registration of candidates.

Dr. Benjamin said, “We are ready and will begin the sale of the admission forms from March 20, while the UTME is scheduled to hold in May.

“We have also accredited select Banks in addition to over four hundred Computer Based Test Centers, and they are to sell the E-Pins to applicants across the federation, including FCT Abuja.”

A source in the Bank revealed: “Over the years, we have proven our mettle in the sale of JAMB forms; as well as developed a seamless process of ensuring hitch-free service to candidates seeking to procure the forms; we therefore, encourage applicants to walk into any of our branches nationwide to buy the UTME E-Pins.”

About two million candidates are expected to write this year’s UTME nationwide and the date for the commencement of sale of the 2017 JAMB/UTME Examination Pins is March 20 and expected to close on March 19, 2017.

Skye Bank assured the public, especially JAMB applicants of its readiness to accommodate the purchase requests from the general public; leveraging on its  proximity advantage of its retail outlets spread across the country.

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