Candidates to use only their phone number for registration- JAMB
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has said in order to protect candidates’ information from being exposed to criminal elements the use of email will no longer be required to register for Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry (DE).
According to the Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, he said email addresses of applicants will only be requested at the successful completion of the registration to access information on the examination.
He said as, from Thursday, April 15, 2021, candidates will no longer be required to provide any email address during registration, adding that consequently, candidates will have the option to access their profile during or after registration.
Oloyede explained that the new system is to ensure candidates’ information is not exposed to dubious cyber cafe operators and other criminal elements who in the course of UTME/DE registration steal email passwords to perpetrate fraud.
The JAMB registrar said an individual’s mobile phone now remains the only major tool to carry out all the registration processes.
He said the options include “mobile APP on the candidates’ phone, on the 55019 option (being designed) for example admission status checking, acceptance of admission, etc on their profile.”
The registrar added: “Printing of examination slip (notification) or result notification slip or ticketing can be done anywhere using the candidates 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.
“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 further disclosed that the board has phased out the use of cash for any transactions in the computer-based test (CBT) centres owned by JAMB, saying only the use of Automated Teller Machine (ATM) cards is now allowed.
He said the move is to frustrate the antics of touts who hang around JAMB CBT centeres, as well as prevent illegal charges, noted that candidates that are only keen in using cash can visit privately-owned centres for their registration and other activities..