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2019 UTME: No Exemption On Biometric Verification For All Candidates – JAMB

JAMB Candidates. Photo: Punch Newspapers
JAMB Candidates. Photo: Punch Newspapers

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has said that there is no exemption on Biometric verification for all candidates of the 2019 United Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

JAMB disclosed this in its Vol. 1, No 11 weekly bulletin of the Office of the Registrar which was made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Abuja.

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

“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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NAN recalls that JAMB recently scheduled to commence the 2019 exercise starting with its mock examination on the 1st of April, 2019 and the main examination on the 11th of April, 2019, across its Computer Based Test centers, nationwide.

One Comment

  1. Sir ,
    With due respect I wish to request on behalf of my daughter who supposed to sat for UTME on 11/4/2019 but due to her health she was absent.
    Please what can she do as she is well now.
    Thank for your understanding.


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