As the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) sets to commence the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) on Saturday, June 19th to July 3rd 2021, it warned officials and candidates to adhere strictly to the rules guiding the conduct of the examination.
As part of the build-up to the commencement of the test, the Board had on Thursday, June 3rd conducted a mock test for interested candidates.
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The result released on Tuesday, June 15th showed that a total of 160,718 candidates indicated interest to sit for the examination while only 62,780 turned out for the mock exercise whose results are now released.
For the examination proper, JAMB in its bulletin affirmed that Biometric Verification will be the only mode for the admittance of candidates into the examination centre.
The Board, in special notes to all jamb examination officials and candidates stated that strict adherence to the guidelines of compulsory biometric verification of every candidate is required.
The note read: “No Candidate should be kept waiting ifhe/she cannot be verified. Such a candidate should be recaptured at the centre before leaving. “Only genuine cases will subsequently be treated. There is no other Attendance Register apart from the biometric verification. Biometric verification will also serve as Attendance Register during examinations.
“Photo Albums will only carry pictures with no marking points for either Present or absent status. It added: “All Examination Officials, including the security agents, are to ensure compliance with all guidelines, rules and regulations onthe examination.”
“Besides, the Board reminds all candidates that the ban on prohibited items is still in force and warned candidates not to run foul of the law as ignorance is not an excuse.
The list of the banned items are but not limited to, flashdrives, smartwatches, calculators, recorders, mobile phones, spy reading glasses, among others.
However, in its fight to curb examination malpractice among candidates and Computer Based Test (CBT) centre owners, the Board has placed 33examination centres on the watch list or delisted from participating in the examination. The 15 centres placed under watch by JAMB cut across Abia, Benue, Cross River, Edo, Kaduna, Kogi, Lagos, Nasarawa, Plateau and centres in Sokoto States.
Besides, Oyo and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abujahad three centres apiece on the list of the 18 CBT points delisted by JAMB fortechnical deficiencies during the mock examination.
Anambra, Delta and Niger states with two centres each ledthe pack of others from Cross River, Edo, Kaduna, Lagos Ogun and Yobe over allegations of technical defects.
The examination would hold in 802 centres across the 36states of the federation, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.
Source: Independent Newspaper
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