JAMB kicks off UTME registration, warns against sharing phone number

Candidates are advised to ensure that the phone number they use for registration is not used by another person.

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB has kicked off the registration for Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination as scheduled earlier to begin on January 10, 2019.

Prospective candidates are required to firstly create their profile by sending their Surname, First name, and Middle name (where applicable) by SMS to the JAMB shortcode, 55019. When the text is successfully sent, the candidate will receive a confirmation code that they can use to purchase the UTME ePIN and form from Remita website.

The total cost of registration for the 2109 UTME is N4,700 which is spread out across: Cost of registration pin – N3,500; Compulsory reading text – N500; Service charge for registration – N700. Registrations will last for just six weeks as the exams are expected to hold in March, 2019.

Candidates are advised to ensure that the phone number they use for registration is not used by another person.

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

“No two persons can share a telephone number for the purpose of confidentiality,” Dr Fabian Benjamin, JAMB’s Media and Information Director disclosed.

The registration cannot be processed in a cyber cafe as earlier stated by JAMB. Students can only conduct all their registrations in any of more than 700 accredited Computer Based Test centres across the country.

JAMB has provided a list of CBT centres here (PDF).

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