The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has confirmed candidates can no longer use email for the processing of registration for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry (DE).
JAMB registrar, Prof Is-haq Oloyede, stated this while speaking with journalists on Tuesday evening.
According to Oloyede, email would only be needed at the successful completion of the registration exercise by candidates to access information on the examination.
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.
“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 candidates 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.”
He added that a candidate’s mobile phone now remains the only major tool to carry out all the registration processes.