Candidates seeking admission into tertiary institutions across the country for the 2018 academic session have the option of purchasing their Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) forms with an electronic payment platform, Remita.
To kick off the process, candidates are required to first create their profile by sending their personal details by SMS to the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB’s) short code, 55019. They will then receive a 10-character confirmation code with which they will then procure an ePIN.
The candidate will then visit the Remita website where further instructions will be communicated to precede payment by debit/credit card, internet banking, Remita partners, designated agents and select CBT centres nationwide. Once payment is completed, the ePIN is delivered to the candidate’s phone number and also displayed on the Remita receipt.
According to the Chief Commercial Officer of SystemSpecs, owners of Remita, David Okeme, “with this development, candidates of the 2018 UTME would have a seamless experience buying their forms. Remita guarantees they can get their PINs round-the-clock at their convenience.”
Candidates can also buy their ePIN from JAMB’s website and select Remita as the payment method. They will then proceed to pay using the channel most convenient for them.
JAMB commenced the sale of UTME forms on December 6, 2017 to terminate on February 6, 2018. At a recent stakeholders’ meeting, the Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede said: “Having examined that all logistics are put in place for a smooth exercise, management would strictly adhere to the sale period. Therefore, all stakeholders are advised to cooperate, collaborate, support and assist the board in this direction.”