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No personal e-mail, no UTME registration -JAMB

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), has announced that as from 31st January, 2023, no candidate would be registered without the provision of a personal email address.

The Board noted that this review of its Advisory on the ongoing UTME registration is to ensure that best practices are followed in the process of capturing all relevant data pertaining to the candidates.

A statement by the Head, Public Affairs and Protocol of JAMB Dr Fabian Benjamin, states that the latest Advisory aside from aiding in eliciting relevant and up-to-date data of candidates, is also imperative in facilitating the transmission of urgent and vital communication to candidates.

It explains that the e-mail provides more flexibility in communication and is a more professional way of reaching out to candidates.

According to Dr Benjamin, Candidates are, therefore, advised to get their genuine e-mail addresses before proceeding for UTME registration.

In addition, candidates are to ensure that their passwords are kept securely as the Board does not retrieve lost e-mail passwords or change e-mail addresses once registered.

Writing by Daniel Adejo; editing by Julian Osamoto