The Joint Admissions Matriculation Board, JAMB through it’s Registrar and Chief Executive, Prof Is-haq Oloyede, announced on Tuesday while with some journalists that candidates are no more allowed to include their email addresses during registration.
Also, that payments done at Computer-Based Test, CBT centers should be with Automated Teller Machine cards, and not cash. That it is an attempt to frustrate the antics of touts who hang around JAMB CBT centers as well as prevent illegal charges from CBT merchants.
On the part of the email address, he said that, the action is to prevent against cyber cafe workers who take advantage of candidate’s email login IDs and through that means, pass fake information in order to scam and mislead the candidates.
The JAMB CEO said, ” email would only be requested at the successful completion of the registration exercise by candidates to access information on the examination”, and that “as from Thursday, April 15, 2021, candidates will no longer be required to provide any email address during registration.
While speaking with journalists, he also gave insight on what candidates should expect and are expected to do to carry on the registration process.
“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.” Punchng qoutes.