JAMB Registration Now Mandatory For NOUN, Distance Learning Admission Candidates

Candidates applying for Nigerian Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) and other non-regular modes of study in Nigerian tertiary institutions must now register with the Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB).

This directive was contained in an advisory released and signed by JAMB registrar, Prof. Ish-aq Oloyede.

According to JAMB, this move aims to curb fraudulent activities and ensure the integrity of candidates’ records.

The Board advised candidates of NOUN, Distance Learning, Part-time and Sandwich programmes to provide their unique National Identification Number (NIN) while registering for any programme of study.

It added that before the registration, the candidates must create a profile code by sending their NIN through their unique phone number to a code.

The advisory reads, “As part of measures to checkmate the nefarious activities of fraudulent characters, who are scheming to compromise candidates’ records through dubious registration channels and in compliance with its enabling act, JAMB has mandated that all applicants desirous of studying in Nigerian tertiary institutions must provide their NIN while registering for any programme of study in any tertiary institutions in Nigeria irrespective of whether the mode of study is regular and non-regular.”

The Board also noted that the directive also affects previous candidates in non-regular programmes who have not yet integrated their NIN or unique phone number into the JAMB platform.

It urged them to create a profile using their respective NINs to access any of JAMB’s services.

“JAMB, as a responsive organisation, will continue to make the registration process as flexible as possible by making its platform available throughout the year. It is, therefore, expected that candidates, who fall under this category, will apply through JAMB before approaching their preferred institutions to process their admission with their respective JAMB registration numbers. They would also be expected to pay their preferred institution a processing fee as determined by respective institutions,” the advisory stated.

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