May 5, 2021
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Candidates can now conduct registration for UTME using their phones as JAMB cancels use of email

Candidates writing the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) conducted Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry would no longer be required to provide email addresses as done in the past.

According to the Registrar and Chief Executive of JAMB, Is-haq Oloyede, the use of email for processing of registration for UTME will no longer necessary to prevent cybercriminals from violating candidate data.

Oloyede said email would only be requested at the successful completion of the registration exercise by candidates to access information on the examination.

“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 candidate's 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 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.

He said an individual’s mobile phone now remains the only major tool to carry out all the registration processes.

The JAMB CEO said the organization has phased out the use of cash for any transactions in the Computer-Based Test centres owned by JAMB but Automated Teller Machine cards.