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The Joint Admissions Administration Board (JAMB) and Central Bank of Nigeria has agreed to make use of e-naira as the preferred payment mode chosen for 2023 UTME registration.

Rakiya Mohammed, The CBN Director, IT, Architecture and Strategy, who was represented by Abdul Shedrack, disclosed this to newsmen while speaking with the board and its financial partners.

He said the adoption of the e-naira would eliminate extortion of candidate, adding that it would reduce the overall indirect cost of cash transactions on the broader community while blocking leakages in the board’s transactions.

She added that it would also promote the digitisation of cash and facilitate the development of e-commerce, enable a reliable mechanism for issuance of bulk JAMB e-PINs, as well as support and promote the implementation of government policies.

Therefore, prospective candidates are advised to download and install the eWallet from its website or via Google Play Store or Apple IOS Store.

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