Matters Arising gathered that the candidates for 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) has been subjected to hardship as new JAMB registration gives room for some individuals to extorts applicants
JAMBites who bemoaned their inability to register, following the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board’s (JAMB) insistence on National Identity Number (NIN) as mandatory, more hardship has been added to their registration predicament.
They alleged that with NIN requirement, the board has forced them to go through difficulties like extortion, long queues in scorching weather, non-adherence to COVID-19 protocols and other unwholesome practices devoid of ethics to enable them register.
Others lamented that even with NIN, they could not complete the first stage of application process.
Reports showed that the code provided by JAMB for authenticating applicants’ NIN after they have sent messages responded with error, denoting that their NIN is invalid instead of generating “profile codes.”
A profile code enables applicants visit accredited Computer Based Centres (CBT) to complete registration.
However people with NIN who tried generating the profile code gets the result of “no profile found” and the worst thing is that each sms sent is about 50 naira.
Some students have spent more than their budgets and others have resigned to their fate that no more registration for them since JAMB refused to adjust the deadline (19 march 2022).
The network providers ain’t left out in this shambles that the students are passing through, since they are gaining money from them the Government should look into the matter and the appropriate bodies notified