Direct entry registration, the use of email for UTME has been banned by JAMB
Candidates will no longer be able to register for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) or Direct Entry using email, according to the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) (DE).
JAMB registrar, Prof Is-haq Oloyede, stated this while speaking with journalists on Tuesday evening.
According to Oloyede, email would only be needed at the successful completion 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.”
Candidates can either use the mobile app to access their profile during or after registration. They can also send the word email (space then the email address) on his /her registered phone to 55019.
He responded by saying that a candidate’s cell phone is now the only big tool for undertaking all of the registration processes.
Speaking further, Oloyede said the Board has phased out the use of cash for any transactions in the Computer-Based Test (CBT) centres owned by JAMB, saying only use of Automated Teller Machine (ATM) cards is now allowed.
While saying the move is to frustrate the antics of touts who hang around JAMB CBT centres as well as prevent illegal charges, Oloyede said candidates that are only keen on using cash can visit privately owned centres for their registrative and other activities.
Earlier, a final year student of the University of Abuja (UniAbuja), Adegoke Justina, told newsmen how she was lured to hand over her email details to a cyber cafe staff, who posed as staff of the Board.
Adegoke had visited the JAMB CBT centre in the Kogo-Bwari area of Abuja, to rectify issues with her admission when she was accosted by the young man, who promised to help do necessary applications, only for him to be issuing threats and demanding money days later after taking over the student’s email address.
Moses Peter, the cyber cafe operator, nabbed by police over the incident, however, identified the perpetrator of the crime as David Ahmad, a student of Auchi Polytechnic, who sometimes works in the cafe.