The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has said over 80 per cent of problems encountered by prospective candidates in the registration of 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation (UTME) Examination and Direct Entry (DE) are self-created by the students.
Registrar of JAMB, Professor Ishaq Oloyede, expressed concern that many of the candidates failed to follow simple instructions on the registration process as put in place by the Board, adding that over 80 per cent of the challenges encountered were self-created by the candidates.
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He stated this during a monitoring exercise for some prospective candidates, who were unable to register for the exam before the registration window was closed on 29 May 2021, at centres in Kogo-Bwari and Garki-2, Abuja on Tuesday.
He said: “Many of them were sending wrong things and commands for NIN, making NIMC unable to verify such numbers.
“The problems are self-created by the candidates, you are sending messages for a profile code and no credit of N50.”
Prof Oloyede said the exercise is for people to come and defend their claim on the challenges especially those who claimed not to have NIN or obtained NIN late.
Meanwhile, a candidate, Emmanuel Ojo, who admitted to his mistake, when a JAMB official accessed his information on the exam body system to unravel why he was having issues generating a pin, said he only sent his National Identification Number without indicating NIN on it while another said he erroneously added double space when sending his personal details to the registration code.
Hafsat Ahmed, a Direct Entry (DE) candidate, said she tried severally to generate e-pin but didn’t succeed until the 27th of May, but an official of JAMB also proved to her that the fault was from her.