2022 UTME: JAMB Warns Against Disclosure of Candidates Data
2022 UTME & DE: Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Has Warned Computer Based Test (CBT) Centers, Pin Vendors, JAMB Staff and Others involved Against Disclosing Candidates Data During and After the 2022 UTME/DE Registration Exercise.

In its bid to ensure that candidates are not extorted or subjected to unnecessary pressure, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has warned all operators of Computer-Based Test centres, e- PIN vendors, staff of JAMB and others involved in any aspect of the 2022 UTME/DE registration exercise against keeping any part of candidates’ data.

Doing so, is against the provisions of the Data Protection Act. The Board, therefore, reiterated that the data of each candidate is private property and should remain so.

Consequently, none of the officials in the registration value chain is authorized to keep candidates’ profile codes, UTME registration or phone numbers, which candidates may make available to them in the course of the registration process.

Candidates, on the other hand, are also urged to ensure that they guide their information(data) jealously by providing their details to only designated officials while ensuring that what they provide is not duplicated or kept anywhere.

This information became necessary following the outcome of the monitoring exercise of the commencement of the registration 2022 UTME/DE registration exercise which began on Saturday, 19th February, 2022.

To ensure a hitch-free exercise, the Registrar, JAMB, Prof. ls-haq Oloyede, had visited centres in Lagos and llorin, while other members of Management had gone to other States across the six geopolitical zones of the country to assess the situation of things.

The Registrar described the commencement of the registration exercise, which had begun on a low key, as a positive beginning, and assured the public that all the little hiccups noted earlier would be addressed. He disclosed that candidates can also make use of the additional USSD code, 66019, to generate their profiles.