The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced that registration for Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry (DE) will no longer require the use of Email.
According to the Registrar and Chief Executive of JAMB, Prof Is-haq Oloyede, email would only be requested at the end of the registration exercise by candidates to access information on the examination.
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
- 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.”
Oloyede also said that the reason for the new system was to ensure that information about candidates are safe and not exposed to the dubious cafe to curb fraud pertaining to UTME/ Direct Entry registration.
He added that an individual’s mobile phone now remains the only major tool to carry out all the registration processes.