The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says candidates will no longer provide email addresses at the point of registration for Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
The Registrar and chief executive of JABM, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, who disclosed this while addressing newsmen at the board’s headquarters on Wednesday in Bwari, Abuja, said the change, would take effect from Thursday.
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.
“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.”
Prof. Oloyede said the new system was to ensure 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.