JAMB Registration Ends in 14 Days, Hurry Now or get left behind

Joint Admission and Matriculation Board

Jamb on the official bulletin released today tagged: CYBER ABUSE. Contain in the bulletin is information that relates to Cyber abuses, Centres involved in various infractions, and more. Among the many headlines in the bulletin is a strict warning by JAMB. JAMB call to the attention of those candidates who have not yet obtained their E-Pin or begin the registration process or are yet to complete the registration process to make haste as the count down to the closing date has begun.

The JAMB registration, which has been open for 3 weeks had received 1,102,364 applications and still counting.

The registrar while on a routine inspection, realized that, candidates information such as passwords which are supposed to be kept as secret by the candidates and should not be disclosed to third parties, is being requested by JAMB CBT Centres, some even go further to keeping this sensitive records, which can jeopardize the educational future of a candidate if fallen into the wrong hands. Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, frowns at this gesture by CBT Centres and advised candidates to change their passwords to ensure absolute confidentiality, as any unauthorised access to them could lead to unpalatable consequences.

Statement as written in the official JAMB Bulleting
The Registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, has warned CBT Centres against collecting candidates' passwords, or suggesting what should be their passwords at the point of registration.

Similarly, the Registrar also frowned at CBT Centres retaining forms filled by candidates which contain vital data of candidates. He stated that the centres are obligated to return such forms to candidates after filling and not retain them . He said, "candidates are to create their passwords, keep them secret as they are not to be disclosed to anybody, not even their parents."

Continuing, the Registrar explained that such vital data, if exposed to third parties, could compromise their records as well as jeopardise their future academic aspirations.

The Registrar made this disclosure, when on a routine inspection of some UTME Registration centres in Kwara State, discovered that some of these centres were suggesting to candidates what should be their passwords. Some even keep registers where candidates records are taken and kept. This, according to him, is not allowed and should be stopped forthwith.

Furthermore, Prof. Oloyede maintained that candidates also had the right to change their passwords to ensure absolute confidentiality after it had been discovered that such had been exposed to other individuals. As such, candidates are advised, in their own interest, to ensure the sanctity of their passwords as any unauthorised access to them could lead to unpalatable consequences.

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