Almost every form you fill online requires your
email address. This instruction will walk you
through the process of creating the perfect
email address, that will be useful not only for
JAMB registration, but most likely, for the rest of
Unlike SMS, which are expensive and limited in
characters, Email addresses are totally free to
get and use. The good thing is that it offers
unlimited characters of messaging. That’s most
likely the reason why JAMB has made it a
prerequisite to registering for the their Exams; It
will most likely be the preferred communication
channel between you and JAMB. This is
Choosing the right email address
Please avoid using emails like; “rudeboy1990@
yahoo.com” or “firstname.lastname@example.org” .
Whatever names you were called at secondary
school, should remain at your secondary school.
It’s time to get serious!
I’ll expect you choose an email address that puts
you in a good light, because you may end up
using this email for the rest of your life; for
University Registration, Job Applications, Travel
Abroad, Scholarships e.t.c.
The preferable format for your email address
should be a combination of your names in such
format as; [First Name][.(dot) or _(underscore)]
[Surname]@gmail.com. A good example will be
email@example.com . It doesn’t matter how
long your name is, it will still look good and
It’s also okay for you to use known short forms
of your name such as Ayo for Ayomide or Amaka
for Chiamaka. Just be creative, and keep your
nicknames out of your official emails.
Sometimes, the situation permits stage names,
but for JAMB or other serious stuff. You can
always create another email for that. It’s free!
Creating your free Email
I will always recommend Gmail to Yahoo,
because it is fast and easy to use. Which ever
you think works for you, it’s fine. You can even
create one email from each service. That’s your
The first step to take to create your email is to
visit the website of the appropriate email
service. You can visit Gmail or Yahoo.
Once the website above loads up, click on
“Create Account”. You will be require to fill a
form, and if possible verify with your phone
number. Just fill the details required and open
Once your email is ready, then you know you are
a step closer to a successful JAMB registration.
Please create your email right now. It could take
you only about 5 minutes, so do it now and do it
right before JAMB registration begins.
If you have any issues, don’t forget to use the
comment box to let us know.