The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has cancelled the use of email, saying that it is no longer required for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry (DE) registration.
The Nigeria lawyers reported that the Registrar, Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof Ishaq Oloyede made this announcement while addressing newsmen in Abuja as he stated that consequently, candidates will have other options to access their profile during or after registration.
According to him, “As from Thursday, 15th April, 2021, candidates will no longer be required to provide any email address during registration.
“The use of Mobile APP on the candidates’ phone and on the 55019 option (being designed) for example admission status checking, will be used for registration, admission, etc on their profile.
“Printing of examination slip (Notification) or Result notification slip or ticketing can be done anywhere using the candidates JAMB registration number only,” he said.
The JAMB registrar further stated that candidates will only be mandated to 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.
In his statement, “The email is typed twice for correctness (Email addresses will be entered twice for validation and prevention of typographical errors,” Oloyede said.
He further stated that only the use of Automated Teller Machine (ATM) cards is allowed as the Board has phased out the use of cash for any transactions in the Computer-Based Test (CBT) centres owned by JAMB.
The JAMB boss said the new system is to ensure that 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 just for fraudulent activities.
The JAMB boss concluded that an individual’s mobile phone now remains the only major tool to carry out all the registration processes.
Source: The Nigeria Lawyers