JAMB Cautions Owners Of CBT Centers Against Keeping Candidates’ Information

JAMB Cautions Owners Of CBT Centers Against Keeping Candidates’ Information

By Chika Mefor-Nwachukwu

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has warned all operators of Computer-Based Test Centers, e-Pin vendors, staff of JAMB and others involved in any aspect of the 2022 UTME/DE registration
exercise against keeping any part of the candidates’ data.

The warning, which was contained in JAMB’s Weekly Bulletin, stated that keeping any data belonging to a candidate was against the
provision of the Data Protection Act and added that the data of any candidate was a private property and should remain so.

It also urged candidates to ensure that that they guard their data jealously by providing their details to only designated officials while ensuring that what they provided was not duplicated or kept
anywhere.

The Board stated that the information became necessary following the outcome of the monitoring exercise of the commencement of the
registration 2022 UTME/DE registration exercise that began on Saturday, 19th February 2022.

It added that ensure a hitch-free exercise, the Registrar, JAMB, Prof Is-haq Oloyede had visited centers in Lagos and Ilorin, 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 had 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 hiccups noted earlier would be
addressed.

He had also disclosed that candidates could also make use of the additional USSD code, 66019 to generate their profiles.


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