JAMB Accused of Misusing Student’s Personal Information During Registration

A Nigerian mother, simply identified as Iphie Ajike, has called out the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) over the alleged use of her daughter’s contact information by a staff member at a JAMB registration centre.

According to the mother, Iphie, a staff member used the phone number used to set up her daughter’s profile while registering for the JAMB examination to contact her.

In a series of posts via her X handle on Saturday, January 27, she wrote: “I don’t know what goes on in the heads of Nigerian men that makes them so stupid.

“Took Jaya to the CBT centre to register for JAMB today, I used my number to set up her profile and now one of the staff from the centre is chatting me up thinking I’m Jaya. He’s going to FAFO!

Sharing a screenshot of the chat between herself posing as her daughter, Jaya, and the staff member who is reportedly a 22-year-old, in another post, Iphie wrote: “Lol. This guy is committing so many criminal offences at once it’s crazy. He’s still chatting with me.

“He says he got her number from the system after she registered and left cos he couldn’t help himself. JAMB where are my daughter’s data protection rights?

Responding to her, JAMB assured her that her daughters’ information on its database is safe and intact as it does not condone any form of unwholesome practice ensuring her that it matter would be investigated and decisive action taken against the culprit and any accomplices.

JAMB wrote: “Thank you for this information. The Board as a regulatory agency does not condone any form of unwholesome practice that would bring its integrity to disrepute.

“You can rest assured that your ward’s information on our database is safe and intact and that the culprit and his accomplices will be decisively brought to book.

“Kindly DM the details of the CBT Centre and the phone number in question for further investigation or visit any JAMB office nearby to lodge a formal complaint.”

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