Reasons Why The Use Of Email for UTME/DE Was Scrapped, JAMB.


Jamb Scraps Use Of email


The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, reveals the use of email is no longer made compulsory while registering for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME and Direct Entry, (DE) processes.

“As from Thursday, 15th April 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."


Mobile APP on the candidates’ phone

On the 55019 option (being designed) for example admission status checking, acceptance of admission etc on their profile.


Prof Ishaq also stated that 

“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


Mobile APP on his/her registered phone

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,” The jamb Registrar added.


Oloyede said why this was scrapped was to ensure all candidates informations are not exposed to dubious cyber cafe operators and other criminal bodies who defraud people in the name of the UTME/DE Registration by stealing of email passwords.


Also individuals mobile phones is now tagged as the major tool to carry out all the registration processes.


Furthermore, the Jamb Boss, Ishaq said the Board has phased out the use of casg for any transactions in the computer-Based Test (CBT) centres owned by jamb.


Quoting only the use of Automated Teller Machine(ATM) cards are now allowed.


Candidates which still insist or are Keen on using cash can visit privately owned centres for their registration and other activities. This is to reduce touts hanging around the centres and reducing fraud.


Sometime ago, Adegoke Justina who happens to be a final year student of the University of Abuja (UniAbuja), told the media how she was brainwashed to release her email details to a staff at a cyber cafe claiming to be a staff of the Jamb board.


She visited the JAMB CBT centre in the Kogo-Bwari area of Abuja, to make changes and rectify issues after her admission was being endangered by the young man(cafe staff), only for her to start getting threats from him and he was demanding money from the young lady after taking over her email details.


However, the staff at the cafe known as Moses Peter was later on apprehended by the police over the incident and the perpetrator of the crime was identited and finally brought to deck.


He goes by the name David Ahmad, a student of Auchi Polytechnic, He also worked in the cafe back then.


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.

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