As the year 2020 draws closer and closer, one of the things we anticipate is the JAMB Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination registration for 2020, and this is what we intend discussing.
Furthermore, there are so many articles out there creating confusion. While some claim that the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination registration has commenced, we have some saying otherwise. If you are tired of this kind of misinformation, then a website like this is what you ought to be reading.
We would also be discussing important information you need to know about the 2020 UTME registration, so spend the next few minutes reading what we have to say.
Has the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination registration commenced?
JAMB 2020 registration is due to start from the 13th of January 2020 to the 17th of February 2020, the exam will hold between March 14th and April 4th, 2020. The 2020 Mock Exam will hold on February 18th, 2020.
How to Register for 2020 JAMB
According to a lot of credible sources, the registration process of the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination would be similar to that of 2019. And the following paragraphs would be describing the steps needed to be taken.
For anyone interested in taking part in the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, the first step they are expected to take, is to create a JAMB profile. And to create a JAMB profile, the candidate needs a mobile number which has not and would not be used by another UTME candidate.
Once a phone number is available to the UTME candidate, they are expected to send their full name to 55019. The name candidates are expected to send, should be in the following format: Surname First name Middle name. Example: “Tinubu Adamu Odumegwu”. The full name of the candidate, including the two white spaces between the names of the candidate, is not expected to exceed 40 characters. Whether you are using a number from MTN, Glo, Airtel or 9mobile, your message to 55019 should be delivered successfully.
Once your message gets received by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), and your profile has been created, a message would be send to you, and this message would contain a 10-character profile code. It is quite important you write down this code, as you would need it later.
As it is very possible to make a mistake when creating your UTME profile, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) makes it possible for candidates to correct their names. If you made a mistake in your name, while creating your profile, you only have to send a message in the following format, to the same 55019: CORRECT Surname First name Middle name. Example: “CORRECT Tinubu Adamu Odumegwu”.
After creating your UTME profile, and you have confirmed you made no mistake during the creation, the next thing is to go ahead and make payment for the exam. After making this payment, you would be issued an ePin which would be needed to complete your Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination registration.
But how can you make your payment? Well, all you have to do is to walk into any of the following places:
- NIPOST or any of the eleven participating banks: ACCESS, ECOBANK, FIRSTBANK, FCMB, FIDELITY, JAIZ, SKYE, STERLING, UNION, UNITY and ZENITH
- Any of the four mobile money operators: Paga, e-Tranzact (PocketMoni), TEASYPay and Packway Projects (Readycash)
- Any of the two participating micro finance banks: FUD MFB (Dutse) and Regent MFB (Abuja)
- Any of the two online payment platforms: SystemSpecs (Remita) and InterSwitch (Quickteller)
- Any ATM of the banks listed above (InterSwitch)
- USSD (NIBSS & ERCAS) for mobile banking
- Any Nigerian Embassy in Abidjan, Accra, Addis Ababa, Buea, Cotonou, Jeddah, Johannesburg and London
Note that after making your payment, you should remember to collect your receipt. Refusal to collect your receipt can end up a problem, and you definitely do not want this.
After you must have made your payment, the next thing for you to do is to complete your registration at any of the accredited Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) CBT centres. However, if you did not received your ePin after payment, or you have misplaced it, do not panic as it can be recovered.
To recover your ePin, simply send “UTMEPIN” to 55019. Once your message gets receive by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), you should get an SMS containing the ePin. As for direct entry candidates, simply send “DEPIN” to the number.
At this point, you should have gotten your ePin, and the next thing is to complete your registration at an accredited Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) CBT centre. To get the list of accredited CBT centres in your location, visit the JAMB official website to find out. And for students who are from Lagos state, the following are some accredited CBT centres available in the state:
- Datforte International Schools Limited, Bakare Estate, Off Abeokuta Expressway,Abule-Egba, Lagos
- TimeOn Kairos Educational & Vacational Institute, 326, Abeokuta Expressway, Super/Cele Bus Stop, Oko Oba Via Abule Egba, Lagos
- LUFEM SYSTEMS LTD,64 OKO OBA ROAD AGEGE LAGOS, LAGOS STATE
- ISLAND COMPUTER COLLEGE, CRANE SCHOOL, ADENUGA CLOSE, SAFEWAY BUS STOP, AJAH
- Tollywood Sixth Form College, Km 42 Lekki – Epe Express way Oko – Ado, By Splash
- UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS COMPUTER CENTRE, AKOKA
- ENEFEM GROUP OF SCHOOLS, 9/11 ADEBAYO STREET, OFF AMULE-OLAYEMI ROAD, MAKINDE BUS STOP, ASHIPA AYOBO, LAGOS
- Vanilla CBT, 15 Candos Road, Ayobo Ipaja.
- New Ocean Comprehensive High School, 70/72, Alaja Road, Megida, Ayobo, Lagos State
- MERITLAND GROUP OF SCHOOLS, 20 MERITLAND WAY, IGBOROSUN, BADAGRY
- Southfield Children Academy, 72, Olorunkemi Street, Owotutu Bus stop, Bariga
- Rising Sun High School, 16, Okonji Str, Cele B/stop, Agodo-Egbe
- Bafuto Computer and Secretarial School Egbe, No. 62 Ikotu/Isolo Road, Ile-Iwe Bus stop Egbe, Lagos State
- Michael Otedola College of Primary Education, Epe, Epe, Cente II Lagos State