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2019 UTME: JAMB Insists On Biometric Verification

UTME Candidates. Photo: Premium Times Nigeria
UTME Candidates. Photo: Premium Times Nigeria

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says there is no exemption on biometric verification for all candidates of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

The examination board made this known in its weekly bulletin from the office of the Registrar in Abuja.

According to JAMB, biometric verification will be the only mode of admittance of candidates into its examination centers nationwide saying that examination officials must adhere strictly to the rules of the board.

“Exemption mode is not allowed for any candidate, therefore, no biometric verification, no examination and no candidate should be kept waiting if he or she cannot be verified but should be directed to contact JAMB.

“There is no other attendance register apart from the biometric verification, it will also serve as the attendance register during the examination as photo albums will only carry pictures with no marking points for either present or absent.

“All examination officials, including security agents are to ensure compliance with all guidelines, rules and regulations on the examination as strict adherence to the guide on compulsory biometric verification of every candidate is required,” the board stated.

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