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E-Mails No longer Required for UTME, DE - JAMB

E-Mails No longer Required for UTME, DE - JAMB

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says the use of email is no longer required for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry (DE) registration's processes. 

Registrar of JAMB, Prof Ishaq Oloyede, who made the declaration while addressing journalists in Abuja, Wednesday, said email will only be requested at the successful completion of registration exercise by candidates to access information on the exam. 

JAMB boss said the new system is 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. 

He said, an individual's mobile phone now remains the only major tool to carry out all the registration processes. 

Oloyede however said the Board has phased out 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. 

Earlier, a final year student of the University of Abuja (UniAbuja), Adegoke Justina, told journalists how she was lured to hand over her email details to a cyber cafe staff, who posed as staff of the Board. 

Adegoke had visited the JAMB CBT centre in the Kogo-Bwari area of Abuja, to rectify issues with her admission when she was accosted by the young man, who promised to help do necessary applications, only for him to be issuing threats and demanding money days later after taking over the student's email address.

Moses Peter, the cybercafe operator, nabbed by police over the incident, however, identified the perpetrator of the crime as one David Ahmad, a student of Auchi Polytechnic, who sometimes works in the cafe.

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