A Nigerian woman identified as Iphie Abike has registered her displeasure after a staff of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) allegedly utilised the phone number used to set up her 15-year-old daughter’s profile while registering for the UTME to contact her.


In a series of posts on X, Abike disclosed that she registered her daughter for JAMB using her mobile number.

She alleged that a staff of the exam body retrieved her number and tried to send messages to her underage daughter.

Abike also shared details of her conversation with the “22-year-old” JAMB staff who she claimed took her number because “he could not help himself”.


The woman also tackled JAMB over the alleged breach of her daughter’s data protection rights.

“I took Jaya to the CBT center to register for JAMB today, I used my number to set up her profile and now one of the staff from the center is chatting me up thinking I’m Jaya,” she wrote.

“This guy is committing so many criminal offenses at once it is crazy. He is still chatting with me.


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

Abike also shared a screenshot of their purported chat to back her claims

Reacting in a post via X, JAMB said that it does not condone any breach of data privacy.

The examination body added that “the culprit and his accomplices will be decisively brought to book”.

“The Board as a regulatory agency does not condone any form of unwholesome practice that would bring its integrity to disrepute,” JAMB said.


“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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