Professor Ishaq Oloyede, Registrar of JAMB

How UTME candidates are responsible for over 80 percent of exam registration hitches ─JAMB

*Nigeria’s Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board expresses concern over how several Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination candidates have failed to follow simple instructions on the publicised registration process

Alexander Davis | ConsumerConnect

Citing several examination candidates’ failure to follow simple instructions on the registration process, Nigeria’s Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has said over 80 percent of problems being encountered by prospective candidates in the registration of 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation (UTME) Examination and Direct Entry (DE) are self-created by the students.

ConsumerConnect gathered Professor Ishaq Oloyede, Registrar of JAMB, has expressed concern over how many of the candidates failed to follow simple instructions on the registration process announced by the Board.

Oloyede stated this Tuesday, June 1, 2021, during a monitoring exercise for some prospective candidates who were unable to register for the examination before the registration window was closed May 29 at centres in Kogo-Bwari and Garki-2, in Abuja, FCT.

The JAMB Registrar noted that over 80 percent of the challenges encountered were self-created by the candidates.

“Many of them were sending wrong things and commands for NIN (National Identification Number), 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,” Prof. Oloyede said.

According to him, the exercise is for people to come and defend their claim on the challenges especially those who claimed not to have NIN or obtained NIN late.

In view of this, a candidate, Emmanuel Ojo, who admitted to his mistake, when a JAMB official accessed his information on the exam body system to unravel why he was having issues generating a PIN, said he only sent his National Identification Number without indicating NIN on it while another said he erroneously added double space when sending his personal details to the registration code, reports Daily Trust.

Hafsat Ahmed, a Direct Entry (DE) candidate, also said she tried severally to generate e-PIN but didn’t succeed until May 27, but an official of JAMB also proved to her that the fault was from her, report stated.

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