UTME: JAMB Blame Candidates For 80 Percent Of Registration Problems

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has expressed concern that over 80 percent of problems encountered by prospective candidates in the registration for this year’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry (DE) are self-created by the students.

This was revealed during a monitoring exercise of some prospective candidates, who were unable to register for the exam during the normal registration window that ended on 29 May 2021.

Speaking on the development, JAMB Registrar, Professor Ishaq Oloyede, expressed concern that most of the candidates failed to follow simple instructions put in place by the Board.

Oloyede, in a statement, said: “Many of them were sending wrong things and commands for NIN, making NIMC unable to verify such numbers.

“The problems are self-created by the candidates, you are sending messages for a profile code and no credit of N50.

“The exercise is for people to come and defend their claim on the challenges (they have with registration), those who claimed not to have NIN or obtained NIN late.”

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