A Nigerian mother, identified as Iphie on her social media account, has raised concerns and called out the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) regarding a perceived violation of her daughter’s data protection rights.
Iphie claimed that an employee at a JAMB registration center utilized the phone number linked to her daughter’s profile during the JAMB registration process to make direct contact with her.
Venting her frustration through a series of social media posts on Saturday, Iphie expressed, “I don’t know what goes on in the heads of Nigerian men that makes them so stupid.
“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. He’s going to FAFO!
“Lol. This guy is committing so many criminal offenses 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?”
In response to her concerns, the examination body assured her on Saturday that it does not tolerate any breach of data privacy.
JAMB said, “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.”