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How JAMB plans to expose fraud during UTME, DE registration

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has announced that the scrapping of email as requirement of registration processes for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination and Direct Entry.

Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, the Registrar and Chief Executive of JAMB, on Tuesday told journalists that email would only be requested at the successful completion of registration by candidates to access information on the examination.

The new system is to ensure that 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, Prof. Oloyede stated

He said, “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; mobile app on the candidates’ phone.”

Printing of examination slip (Notification) or result notification slip or ticketing is another option and could be done anywhere, using the candidates JAMB registration number only, Prof. oloyede said

At the conclusion of the 2021 UTME/DE registration, candidates will be asked to provide their email addresses only after the 2021 UTME/DE registration 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,” he said.

A final year student of University of Abuja, Adegoke Justina, exposed how she was lured to hand over her email details to a cyber cafe staff, who posed himself as JAMB staff.

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