September 26, 2023

JAMB Halts Usage of E-mail for UTME/DE Registration


The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) as confirmed stoppage use of emails for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry (DE) registration.

This announcement was made by Professor Ishaq Oloyede while addressing newsmen in Abuja.

According to Prof Oloyede, email would only be needed at the successful completion of the registration exercise by candidates to access information on the examination.

Oloyede said candidates will have the following options to access their profile during or after registration.

“As from Thursday, 15th April, 2021, candidates will no longer be required to provide any email address during registration.”

“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 announced.

He explained that 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.

Also, 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 added.

Oloyede says the new system is to ensure candidates’ information are not exposed to dubious Cyber Café operators and other criminal elements who in the course of UTME/ Direct Entry registration steal email passwords to perpetrate fraud.

The JAMB boss said an candidate’s mobile phone now remains the only major tool to carry out all the registration processes.

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