JAMB Management Scraps Use Of Email For UTME, DE Registration
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), says the use of email is no longer required for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry (DE) registration’s processes. JAMB registrar, Prof Ishaq Oloyede, who made this known while addressing newsmen in Abuja, said email will only be requested at the successful completion of the registration exercise by candidates to access information on the exam.
“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 exam slip (Notification) or Result notification slip or ticketing may be performed anywhere the usage of the candidate’s JAMB registration range most effective.
“At the realization of the 2021 UTME/DE Registration workout, applicants will offer their electronic mail addresses handiest after the 2021 UTME/DE registration workout has been declared closed by using JAMB through (a) Mobile APP on his/her registered smartphone
(b) Sending the phrase electronic mail (area then the email address) on his /her registered telephone to 55019.
“The email is typed two times for correctness (Email addresses will be entered twice for validation and prevention of typographical errors,” Oloyede said.
The JAMB boss said the new system is to make sure applicants’ records are not exposed to dubious cyber cafe operators and other crook factors who within the path of UTME/ Direct Entry registration steal e mail passwords to perpetrate fraud.
The JAMB boss said an person’s mobile cellphone now stays the only foremost tool to perform all the registration processes.
Speaking further, Oloyede said the Board has phased out using cash for any transactions inside the Computer-Based Test (CBT) centres owned by way of JAMB, saying most effective use of Automated Teller Machine (ATM) playing cards is now allowed.
While pronouncing the flow is to frustrate the antics of touts who loaf around JAMB CBT centres in addition to prevent illegal charges, Oloyede stated applicants which can be only eager on the use of coins can visit privately owned centres for their registrative and different sports.
Earlier, a final 12 months pupil of the University of Abuja (UniAbuja), Adegoke Justina, instructed newsmen how she changed into lured to hand over her e mail info to a cyber cafe team of workers, who posed as workforce of the Board.
Adegoke had visited the JAMB CBT centre within the Kogo-Bwari location of Abuja, to rectify troubles with her admission when she turned into accosted by way of the young man, who promised to assist do vital programs, most effective for him to be issuing threats and worrying cash days later after taking on the pupil’s e-mail deal with.
Moses Peter, the cyber cafe operator, nabbed via police over the incident, but, recognized the wrongdoer of the crime as David Ahmad, a student of Auchi Polytechnic, who from time to time works in the cafe.[NewsNaira]