JAMB Commences 2024/2025 UTME Registration with Enhanced Procedures and Accessibility Measures
The Joint Admission and Matriculations Board (JAMB) have officially opened the registration process for the 2024/2025 Universal Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME). The registration period begins on January 15th and will run through February 24th, 2024, marking the commencement of an essential phase for prospective tertiary institution candidates.
JAMB Registrar, Professor Ishaq Oloyede, assured media executives in Lagos that meticulous planning and logistics have been put in place to ensure a seamless registration exercise. He highlighted the significance of a well-coordinated process and emphasized the board’s commitment to transparency and efficiency.
To guide UTME and Direct Entry candidates, Professor Oloyede announced that public advertisements detailing the stages of registration would be published in national newspapers. This move aims to provide candidates with clear instructions and enhance their understanding of the registration process.
One notable aspect of this year’s registration process is the requirement for candidates to create a profile through the National Identity Number (NIN) at various Computer-Based Test (CBT) centers across the country. The use of JAMB USS CODES 55019 or 66019 to generate the profile has been mandated, with the registrar warning against using multiple sort codes to avoid additional charges.
As a unique verification tool, candidates must thumbprint to complete the registration process. Direct entry candidates are also included in the registration process and can register at JAMB offices.
The payment of the N3500 registration fee will be conducted through cashless means to prevent any form of extortion. Additionally, CBT centers are permitted to collect charges for services rendered due to the rise in energy costs. However, centers found extorting candidates will face penalties.
Addressing the needs of People Living With Disabilities (PLWD), JAMB introduced e-books and audiobooks for exam preparation, with N25 million allocated to assist candidates. The board also pledged to cover accommodation and transportation for PLWD candidates at its special center in Abuja.
Professor Oloyede appealed to Nigerians to refrain from giving monetary awards to candidates with the highest scores, as this practice has led to sharp practices, including the falsification of marks. Notably, three candidates are currently facing court trials, and one candidate, Mmesoma Ejikeme, has been banned for three years for such malpractices.