The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence (NSCDC) Niger Command, has deployed thirty-nine personnel to provide security for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) in different parts of the state.
The Corps Commandant, Phillip Ayuba disclosed in an intervie with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Minna yesterday.
He said the security operatives would be in the 17 Computer Based Centres for the 11th conduct of the UTME in Niger state.
The commandant said two personnel would provide security in each of the centres, while five personnel from the headquarters would supervise the exercise across the state.
Ayuba explained that the corps would work with the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) to ensure security at the centres before, during and after the computer based test.
He urged candidates to be law abiding, adding that the NSCDC personnel would be professional in carrying out their mandate to ensure a hitch-free examination. He also warned parents against malpractices as anyone found wanting would be arrested and prosecuted.
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