JAMB has introduced customised SIM cards for jambite, in collaboration with the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). This innovative initiative aims to simplify the registration process for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) starting from the 2025 cycle.

We opened rogue centres to catch exam cheats - JAMB Registrar

VERIFIED: Nigerians can now earn US Dollars with premium domains just like Americans, acquire for as low as $1200 and you profit $19000 (₦23million). Click here to start.

One of the primary goals of these customised SIM cards is to tackle the challenge of lost phone lines that many candidates face when accessing their UTME results. These SIM cards will be exclusively accessible to candidates’ parents or guardians and will remain valid for a duration of five years.

Key features of the JAMB customised SIM cards include enhanced security measures, as each card will be uniquely tied to the candidate. This measure aims to reduce registration fraud significantly. Moreover, the streamlined registration process promises to be more straightforward and user-friendly for candidates, potentially easing their journey through the UTME registration process across multiple cycles, if needed.

Additionally, the latest bulletin highlights other significant updates from JAMB. The Nigerian Education Loan Fund (NELFUND) has extended the student loan application deadline by 14 days specifically for state-owned institutions, citing incomplete data submissions. This extension is expected to benefit approximately 1.2 million students, with N3 billion allocated for disbursement.

In a bid to promote STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) education, JAMB has forged partnerships with prestigious educational bodies such as the Nigerian Academy of Science and Nigerian Academy of Letters. This collaborative effort includes organizing workshops and mentorship programs tailored for students and educators in Adamawa State.

Looking ahead, JAMB has scheduled a national policy meeting for July 18, 2024. This crucial gathering will determine admission cut-off marks for the upcoming academic year and involve key stakeholders such as the National University Commission (NUC) and heads of tertiary institutions. The meeting will also address various policy issues impacting admissions and related matters.

Overall, the JAMB 2024 bulletin marks a significant step forward with the introduction of customised SIM cards aimed at enhancing UTME registration processes. Beyond this innovation, the bulletin underscores JAMB’s commitment to advancing educational opportunities through extended student loans, promoting STEAM education, and ensuring transparent policy discussions on admission standards.