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Candidates Decry High Cost Of JAMB, UTME Scratch Cards by Uchem1(m): 10:43am On Aug 15, 2015
The Federal Government has been urged to
control the price of scratch cards to prevent
marketers from exploiting candidates in the
name of selling and printing original JAMB
results for candidates .
Some candidates told the News Agency of
Nigeria ( NAN ) in Keffi , Nasarawa State on Friday
that business centres /cyber cafés charged
candidates who want to print their JAMB original
result between N1800 and N2000 per scratch
card.
Mr James Usman , who sat for Post Unified
Tertiary and Matriculation Examinations ( UTME)
at Nasarawa State University and College of
Education , Akwanga , said the cost of scratch
cards was exploitative.
“ The university asked all candidates to print
original JAMB result from the internet and when
we went to cyber cafe, we bought each scratch
card for N1500
“ Most of the cyber cafés charged between N200
and 300 for the printing of original JAMB results .
So , a total of N1800 is spent on buying and
printing of JAMB original results by each
candidate.
“ For the UTME scratch card, the original amount
is N1000 . But why are cyber café operators
taking advantage of JAMB ’ s original result
demanded by the various institutions to screen
UTME candidates to exploit us .
“ We bought JAMB form with a lot of money , we
bought scratch card to register for JAMB , we
bought scratch card to check result , we bought
scratch card to register for post UTME and we
finally paid money for the post UTME screening
to institutions ” , he said .
He appealed to the federal government and
JAMB to intervene in the cost of admission
process to make education affordable to the
children of the common people .
Another UTME candidate, Mr Isah Abdul,
appealed to the management of business
centres in the state to be reasonable with their
prices when selling post UTME scratch cards
“ When I went for post UTME examination and
screening at the College of Education , Akwanga ,
candidates were buying JAMB scratch cards for
between N 1800 and N2000 . This is in addition to
fees for the printing of original JAMB results .
“ This amounts to exploitation and cheating of
candidates by business centres /cyber cafe
operators.
“ They take advantage of the screening and we
have no option because without the JAMB
original result, one will not be screened’’, he said .
Mr Solomon Chukwu , UTME candidate said : “ the
federal government/JAMB has to do something
to check unnecessary increase in the cost of
UTME scratch cards and fees charged by various
institutions for the post UTME screening.
He said that such measures would not only make
education affordable but also reduce the burden
on parents towards the education of their
children. http://www.pmnewsnigeria.com/2015/08/15/candidates-decry-high-cost-of-jamb-utme-scratch-cards/
Re: Candidates Decry High Cost Of JAMB, UTME Scratch Cards by Immanueladebol(m): 10:45am On Aug 15, 2015
Do u think d govt ill hear their plea?

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