The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced that as from January 31, no candidate will be registered without the provision of an email address.
It said this was to ensure best practices were followed in the process of capturing all relevant data pertaining to the candidates.
JAMB spokesperson, Fabian Benjamin, in a statement yesterday, said the latest advisory, aside from aiding in eliciting relevant and up-to-date data of candidates, was also imperative for facilitating the transmission of urgent and vital communication to candidates cheaply and efficiently.
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He noted that the e-mail provides more flexibility in communication and is a more professional way of reaching out to candidates.
“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,” he said.