Anyone who has at any point in time since 2016 to 2020 will have experience the use of Gmail address as one of the important features for JAMB registration, for this year, there is a new development as that will be discussed in subsequent paragraphs of this post below. Do not forget to subscribe and scroll around the site, for we’ve prepared some explanations in form of post to help student do well even more in their Jamb, Waec and any other external exam, search through the topmost part of the site and click on EDUCATION SEGMENT from there you could navigate through our Achieves and helping post as it relate to your department.
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced that the use of email has now been scrapped for the main time for those that are going to be writing either JAMB or the Direct Entry student (DE). This was disclosed by the JAMB Boss Prof Is-haq Oloyede.
According to him, from Thursday, April 15, 2021, candidates will not be asked to provide any email address while registering.
Oloyede said the new system was to ensure 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.
Oloyede said, “They gain access to profiles of these candidates under the pretense of creating an email address for them. Then they change and block the candidates from receiving messages from the board. They also extort them after they change their passwords.
He suppose the new development is to enhance the use of such candidate phone instead of going through the stress of GMAIL and even got into being fraud on the long run, the new development focus basically on the candidate phone number as what is to be use during registration.
Oloyede however stated that email address would only be requested at the successful completion of the registration exercise by candidates. This is to update their profile with JAMB as the email will no longer be used as access to their profile, but rather as a communication tool with the candidates. Candidates are to provide their email addresses after the closure of JAMB registration via the methods below;
(a) JAMB Mobile APP on the candidates registered phone (the phone with the number you register)
(b) Sending the word email (space then the email address) on his /her registered phone to 55019. The email should be typed twice to ensure validation and the prevention of typographical errors.
Concerning how candidates can access their JAMB profile, Prof. Oloyede said candidates will also have the following options to access their profile during or after registration. So, this that the student should have seen as complication as been partially resolved
i. Mobile APP on the candidates’ phone
ii. Or through the 55019 option. He said JAMB is working to make it possible for candidates to be able to perform the following task; admission status checking, acceptance of admission etc by sending SMS to 55019. All this is just to result to ease and reduction of such student stress.
He added that the Printing of examination slip (Notification) or Result notification slip can be done using the candidates’ JAMB registration number only.
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