JAMB to introduce self-registration outlets in Lagos and Abuja for 2022 UTME and DE examinations

For the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry (DE) examinations, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced the introduction of self-registration outlets in Abuja and Lagos.
Dr Fabian Benjamin, JAMB’s Head of Media and Information, made the statement on Monday, February 7. JAMB is developing self-registration outlets, according to Fabian, to capitalize on the digital proficiency of the growing number of computer-savvy candidates.
He expressed optimism that the newly implemented approach will, in the long term, reduce crowding at the Computer Based Test (CBT) in both cities.
He said;  “The conception of this noble idea is to, besides advancing the digital competence of candidates who feel they can do the registration on their own, expand the registration access points in line with COVID-19 protocols.“The service provider, Bankfort, expressed optimism about the immense potential of the seamless registration mode, stating that it is the norm rather than the exception in more developed climes.”
The board also announced the addition of ‘66019’ as an alternative and optional USSD code for UTME/DE registration and other vital services, in addition to the ‘55019’ code that has been in use since 2018.
It added that the goal of the program was to ensure that the 2022 UTME/DE registration process ran well by guaranteeing that candidates had no problem creating profiles, especially in a situation when several of them would send queries via a single USSD code.
Prospective candidates for the 2022/23 UTME/DE are to use both codes to create their profiles for registration. He added;  “As usual, candidates are required to send their National Identification Number (NIN) via either of these USSD codes for their details to be pulled from the NIMC database before they proceed to any accredited centre for biometric capturing.”
In its efforts to eliminate any obstacles linked with the construction of profiles, JAMB also intimated that it was completing preparations targeted at adopting an additional USSD code.

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