The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has said the use of email is no longer required for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry (DE) registration as from Thursday 15th of April.
This was made knwon by the Rigistrar of the exam body, Prof Ishaq Oloyede, who stated this while addressing newsmen in Abuja, said accordingly, candidates will have the following options to access their profile during or after registration.
Oloyede said the decision was made to curb some dubious Cyber Cafe operators and other criminal elements who in the course of UTME and Direct Entry registration steal email passwords to perpetrate fraud and other criminal activities
Meanwhile, he further disclosed that Board has create a way to frustrate the antics of touts who hang around JAMB CBT centres as well as prevent illegal charge with the idea from the Board by exclusion made to 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.
“The use of Mobile APP on the candidates’ phone and on the 55019 option (being designed) for example admission status checking, will be used for registration, 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,” he said.
He added that candidates who are keen to use cash for registration fee can visit private center also registered candidate can only use their email address after the registration for the exam has closed by JAMB