The Joint Admission and Examination Board (JAMB) has called out on registered candidates for the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) to remind them of the items they shouldn’t bring near the examination halls.
JAMB in its weekly bulletin on Monday, March 11, 2019, warned that candidates who breached the directive of the board would be disallowed from taking the UTME.
“To ensure that our examinations meet best global practices, the board has prohibited the use of the following items during its exams. They are watches, pens or biros, mobile phones or similar electronic devices, spy reading glasses, calculators, hard disks or similar storage devices, books or any reading material, cameras, recorders and microphones.
“Others are ear pieces, ink or pen readers, smart lenses, smart rings or jewellery, smart buttons, Bluetooth devices, key holders, erasers and Automated Teller Machine (ATM) cards,” the board stated.
The board said the need to curb examination malpractices necessitated the biometric verification of candidates to curb impersonation as well as the introduction of Closed-Circuit Television cameras to its centers nationwide.
“We believe that by offering highly competitive method electronically at approved testing centers, candidates and other stakeholders would continue to benefit from increased access and flexibility for immediate grading among other benefits.
“The CBT being administered by the board is a dynamic and individualized assessment tool designed in line with global best practices,” the board added.
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