The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, on Friday warned prospective candidates against using the same mobile phone numbers during their registration process.
JAMB’s Head of Media and Information, Fabian Benjamin gave the warning while urging candidates to adhere strictly to the registration procedure for the 2019 UTME to avoid creating problems for themselves.
Speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos, he stated that all candidates desirous of registering for the examination must ensure they start off by sending their full names, (surname first) to the code provided by the board.
Benjamin stated that candidates must ensure that no other person had used that telephone number for that purpose.
He said: “No two persons must use a single GSM number in commencing the registration process as it will not be acceptable.
“The way it is configured is one individual to one telephone number that will remain exclusive to that single individual for the purpose of the entire examination process.
“Not even siblings are allowed to share a particular telephone number for this purpose.
“For instance, if candidate A used a telephone number to send his name to the code in the past, candidate B, who is a sibling to A cannot use that number for that purpose again.
“But candidate A, who probably might not have been able to pass the examination, can still use that particular line again to send his name to that code whenever the need arises,’’ he explained.
Commenting on missing mobile phone lines, Benjamin suggested that it would be safe to get a fresh telephone number for the purpose and not a ‘welcome back’ to send to the code for the candidate’s profile number.
“No two persons can share a telephone number for the purpose of confidentiality.
“As a rule, it has always been one person to a telephone number to get a profile number that will enable candidates do the proper registration and capturing,” he said.