Prospective candidates for the 2019 JAMB/UTME have been urged to take advantage of the various payment platforms for registration to enable them beat the February 21, deadline. This advise was given by the foremost pan-African digital payment and Commerce Company, Interswitch, following its accreditation by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) to provide e-PINs and registration payment for candidates looking to register for the JAMB/UTME examinations.
Candidates who want to register for the 2019 JAMB/UTME examinations, can easily obtain their e-PINs and forms from enabled Interswitch platforms such as Quickteller Mobile App/Web, Quickteller Paypoint (Agents), payment with Interswitch WebPAY on JAMB’s website and payment using Interswitch Paydirect at any bank branch nationwide.
Olawale Akanbi, Group Head, Corporate Solutions at Interswitch explained that these Interswitch platforms have been enhanced to make the registration process easier for the candidates. He said: “We have provided a variety of payment platforms that are reliable, user-friendly and very secure. Candidates have varied options across the Interswitch platforms. This includes a payment collection solution that allows them to make payment at any bank branch and other channels, including ATMs and mobile”.
To avoid the conceivable difficulties associated with the registration process, prospective candidates can follow the simple steps outlined below:
- Candidate sends “Surname FirstName MiddleName” to short code “55019”.
- A text is sent to the candidate acknowledging receipt of the request.
- A process code is sent to the candidate via SMS.
- Candidate takes code to Quickteller App/Web, Bank Branch, or Quickteller Paypoint Agent Location, then provides unique ID to proceed with the payment.
- Candidate can now proceed with the payment via Quickteller App/Web, Bank Branch, or Quickteller Paypoint Agent Location.
Since its accreditation by JAMB in 2017, Interswitch has successfully enabled a seamless registration process for UTME candidates, providing up to 30,000 e-PINs daily. Interswitch services are available online, across more than 18,000 ATMs, all Bank branches nationwide and over 18,000 Quickteller Paypoint Agents across Nigeria.
“Interswitch has for 15 years successfully delivered digital payments solutions in Nigeria with footprints across East Africa and Gambia. The JAMB UTME registration across the Interswitch platforms is not only easy and stress-free, it is also very reliable and secure” Akanbi added.