JAMB Registers 1,121,123 Candidates As At March 12th, Warns Against Group Registration.

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JAMB has disclosed that about 1,121,123 candidates have been registered in the ongoing UTME/DE registration as of March 12th, 2022. This was contained in the weekly bulletin of the board. Prospective candidates are to note that the registration deadline remains March 26th.

JAMB also used the same medium to urge parents (particularly the elite), guardians, and school proprietors to allow candidates to register for the Board’s UTME/DE on their own. In essence, the candidates should be allowed to navigate the registration process on their own. This is owing to the fact that the registration experience itself, which involves the use of a computer, may prove helpful especially to technophobic candidates in the actual examination as it is computer-based.

Furthermore, experience has shown that most of these intrusive parents, guardians, and school proprietors complicate issues for the candidates. For example, the Board has discovered that most of the problems encountered by a category of candidates, including some products of elitist secondary schools, are traceable to group registration adopted, which invariably leads to a mismatch of candidates’ data.

Similarly, the use of postpaid lines or special bundle package has the potential to hinder the delivery of profile codes expected to be delivered to the candidates’ registered SIMs.

Consequently, such requests to get profile codes using a SIM on a postpaid plan or any special package would only result in receiving error responses like: “insufficient credit”, etc because, in the real sense, no money is on the SIM.

However, when such a SIM is recharged with a token not less than fifty naira, the response would be instantaneous as the profile code would be promptly received by the candidate.

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