‘Why we scrapped use of email for UTME, DE registration’

THE Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has announced that the use of email will no longer be required for the processes of registration for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination and Direct Entry.

The Registrar and Chief Executive of JAMB, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, on Tuesday told journalists that email would only be requested at the successful completion of registration by candidates to access information on the examination.

According to Oloyede, 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 to perpetrate fraud.

He said, “As from Thursday April 15, 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; mobile app on the candidates’ phone.”

One of the options, according to Oloyede, is printing of examination slip (Notification) or result notification slip or ticketing.

He added that such could be done anywhere, using the candidates JAMB registration number only.

“At the conclusion of the 2021 UTME/DE registration, candidates will provide their email addresses only after the 2021 UTME/DE registration 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,” he said.

Earlier, a final year student of University of Abuja, Adegoke Justina, exposed how she was lured to  hand over her email details to a cyber cafe staff, who posed as JAMB staff.

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