– JAMB has explained why email is no longer required for UTME and DE registration
– Prof Is-haq Oloyede, the JAMB registrar, explained how candidates can navigate the registration process
– The registrar said the exam body has created options for candidates to access their profile
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has made slight changes in the registration processes for Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry (DE).
The examination body disclosed that the use of email is no longer required for UTME and DE registration, The Punch reported.
JAMB registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, made the disclosure when speaking with journalists on Tuesday evening, April 13.
According to Daily Trust, he explained that email would only be requested at the successful completion of the registration exercise by candidates to access information on the examination.
The registrar gave a detailed explanation about options candidates have 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 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.
(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.”
Meanwhile, JAMB has explained why it introduced the use of the National Identity Number (NIN) for the registration of the 2021 UTME.
The registrar of JAMB, Professor Ishaq Oloyede, on Friday, March 26, said the new policy will help checkmate examination malpractices.
Speaking at a virtual meeting with owners of Computer Based Test Centres and service providers, Oloyede further disclosed that the use of NIN for the UTME was also for security reasons.