Outcome of JAMB Stakeholders Meeting on Plans & Modalities for Sale of 2018 UTME Forms

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The Joint Admission Matriculation Board held a Critical Stakeholders Meeting on Plans & Modalities for the Sale & Registration of 2018 UTME Application on November 15th, 2017.

Stake holders involved in the meeting includes:
  1. National Assembly
  2. Educational Institutions / Regulatory Agencies
  3. CBT Centres (Public & Private)
  4. Parents (NAPTAN)
  5. Teachers (ANCOPSS)
  6. Candidates
  7. Labour (ASUU/ASUP/COEASU/NASU)
  8. Students (NANS)
  9. Civil Society Groups & Media 
During the Stakeholders meeting Abuse by CBT Centers were observed and necessary measures discussed on how to tackle such abuses.

Observed/Abuse by CBT Centers Owners During the 2017 UTME Registration Includes:
  • Extortion of candidates during profile/email creation at cyber cafes
  • Sale of eBrochure & eSyllabus CDs to candidates meant to be free
  • Collection of gate fee at CBT Centres
  • Sale of Reading Text
  • Usage of CBT centre emails & Telephone numbers for candidates
    CBT Extortion of candidates – charging fees above the approved rate
  • Subletting Access Codes to cyber cafes
  • Going outside their registered locations to register candidates, on & off line
  • Dualisation of biometric capturing to multiple persons thereby encouraging Multiple Registration.

For the Coming Examination 2018 UTME Candidates are advised to start registration from home to
prevent extortion.


Prospective Candidates are expected to have visited the JAMB Website ahead of Registration to study 2018 ebrochure.

The Board also highlighted the new JAMB 2018 Registration Process and has been published below:

JAMB 2018 REGISTRATION PROCESS

Profile Creation from Home by Candidates Using Cellphones – Text (SMS):

1. Sends his/her Surname, First Name & Middle Name (where applicable). This should be maximum of 38 characters + 2 spaces between names = 40 characters in all to JAMB short code of 55019
2. One cell number (mobile number) can be used by one candidate only
3. A confirmation code of 10 characters is received by the candidate on the same telephone number which will be used to procure the ePIN

PROFILE SELF HELP IN CASE OF MISTAKE / LOSS

To correct a mistake in candidate’s name, resend a text message (from the registered number) “CORRECT Surname First name Middlename” to 55019
To retrieve a lost confirmation code, resend a text message (from the registered number) “RESEND” to 55019 .

JAMB ePIN SELLING POINTS

Participating Banks
Mobile Money Operators including eTranzact (Paga, Cellulant, Teasy Mobile e.t.c.)
Registered Microfinance Banks – (Ifesowapo, Regent, FUDMFB, Welfare MFB)
Online Payment – Remita & Interswitch (Switches)
POS (Citi-Serve)
ATM (Interswitch)
USSD (NIBSS & ERCAS) – for mobile (Internet/online) banking

Duties of Participating Financial Institutions at the CBT Centres- Click here

PAYMENT THROUGH BANKS INCLUDING MICROFINANCE BANKS

Present confirmation code and pay by cash or cardePIN is delivered to the candidate’s unique telephone number

PAYMENT THROUGH POS 

(CITI-SERVE)

  • This is available at State Offices of JAMB + CBT Centres, Other POS Outlets & any CBT Centre that demands it
  • Present confirmation code & pay by card
  • ePIN is then delivered to the candidate’s unique telephone number 

PAYMENT THROUGH MOBILE MONEY OPERATORS INCLUDING eTranzact

This is available at CBT Centres & Other Agent Outlets
Present confirmation code & pay by cash
ePIN is then delivered to the candidate’s unique telephone number

PAYMENT USING ATM

This is available at all ATM outlets of participating Banks (Interswitch Channel)
Select Bill Payment & then pick JAMB
Enter confirmation code & pay
ePIN is then delivered to the candidate’s unique telephone number

ONLINE PAYMENTS USING REMITA / INTERSWITCH

  • Log on to JAMB website: www.jamb.gov.ng 
  • Click Registration
  • Enter confirmation Code
  • Select payment Method e.g. Interswitch or Remita
  • Make payment
  • ePIN is then delivered to the candidate’s unique
    telephone number

PAYMENTS USING USSD (NIBSS / ERCAS)

Dial USSD code (e.g. *565*6#)
Enter confirmation code
Select bank & follow the prompts to complete payment
ePIN is then delivered to the candidate’s unique telephone number

PAYMENT SELF HELP

If ePIN is not Received or Lost , send a text message from the registered telephone number “UTMEPIN” or “DEPIN” to 55019 for UTME or DE respectively
The ePIN would then be retrieved
After payment…
After successful payment & obtaining ePIN, candidate should proceed to any of the accredited CBT Centres to complete his/her own registration.

2018 JAMB REGISTRATION PROCESS At CBT Centres


  • The candidate presents the ePIN at any JAMB accredited CBT Centre for validation and completion of registration
    Candidate is expected to pay not more than N700.00 as Service Charge to the CBT Centre
  • Provides biodata
  • Choice of institutions and programmes
  • UTME subjects
  • Picture capture (no passport photography
  • Biometric capture
  • Print Registration Slip using biometric authentication
  • Collect reading text & CD 

Payment & Registration Flow

  1. Use text to create profile from your phone (only one number per candidate) 
  2. Receive confirmation code in your phone 
  3. Buy form ePIN using the code in your phone 
  4. Register with your ePIN at any CBT Centre 
Outcome of JAMB Stakeholders Meeting on Plans & Modalities for Sale of 2018 UTME Forms Outcome of JAMB Stakeholders Meeting on Plans & Modalities for Sale of 2018 UTME Forms Reviewed by EMMANUEL CHINEKS on November 15, 2017 Rating: 5

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