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UTME: No Two Persons Must Use Same Phone Number for Registration – JAMB Warns Candidates

JAMB. Photo: Nigeria Tech Zone
JAMB. Photo: Nigeria Tech Zone

Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Friday has warned prospective candidates to follow the rules of the registration procedure for the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) to avoid creating unnecessary issues for themselves.

Dr. Fabian Benjamin gave the warning during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.

It was revealed by reports that the registration of candidates for the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) commenced nationwide on Thursday, 10th of January in more than 700 accredited Computer Based Test (CBT) centers.

All candidates who are desirous to register for the examination must ensure that he or she starts off by sending their full names, (surname first) to the code provided by the board, in doing this, candidates must ensure that no other person had used a particular phone number for the same purpose, Benjamin stated.

“No two persons must use a single GSM number in commencing the registration process as it will not be acceptable. The way it is configured is one individual to one telephone number that will remain exclusive to that single individual for the purpose of the entire examination process.

“Not even siblings are allowed to share a particular telephone number for this purpose. For instance, if candidate A used a phone number to send his name to the code in the past, candidate B, who is a sibling to A cannot use that number for that purpose again.

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“But candidate A, who probably might not have been able to pass the examination, can still use that particular line again to send his name to that code whenever the need arises,” Benjamin explained
In the case of a missing phone line, he suggested that it would be safe to get a new phone number for the purpose and not a ‘welcome back’ line to send to the code for the candidate’s profile number.

“As a rule, it has always been one person to a phone number to get a profile number that will enable candidates to do the proper registration and capturing,” Benjamin added.

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