The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), has confirmed that candidates would no longer require the use of email for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry (DE) registration processes.
This development was revealed by the JAMB registrar, Prof Ishaq Oloyede while addressing newsmen in Abuja, who confirmed that email will only be requested at the successful completion of the registration exercise by candidates to access information on the examination.
According to the Jamb boss, email would only be needed at the successful completion of the registration exercise by candidates to access information on the examination.
He said, “As from Thursday, 15th April 2021, candidates will no longer be required to provide any email address during registration. Consequently, candidates will have the following options to access their profile during or after registration.
“i. Mobile APP on the candidates’ phone
ii. On the 55019 option (being designed) for example admission status checking, acceptance of admission etc on their profile.
“Printing of examination slip (Notification) or Result notification slip or ticketing can be done anywhere using the candidate’s JAMB registration number only.
“At the conclusion of the 2021 UTME/DE Registration exercise, candidates will provide their email addresses only after the 2021 UTME/DE registration exercise has been declared closed by JAMB through (a) Mobile APP on his/her registered phone
(b) Sending the word email (space then the email address) on his /her registered phone to 55019.
“The email is typed twice for correctness (Email addresses will be entered twice for validation and prevention of typographical errors,” Oloyede said.
Oloyode added that the new system is to ensure candidates’ information are not exposed to dubious cyber cafe operators and other criminal elements who in the course of UTME/ Direct Entry registration steal email passwords to perpetrate fraud.
He further confirmed that an individual’s mobile phone now remains the only major tool to carry out all the registration processes.
In a related development, Oloyede said the Board has phased out the use of cash for any transactions in the Computer-Based Test (CBT) centres owned by JAMB, saying only use of Automated Teller Machine (ATM) cards is now allowed.
While saying the move is to frustrate the antics of touts who hang around JAMB CBT centres as well as prevent illegal charges, Oloyede said candidates that are only keen on using cash can visit privately owned centres for their registration and other activities.
Recalled that the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) had on Thursday, April 8, 2021, opened its official website to prospective candidates of the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) to commence their registration.
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