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UTME: We’ll Investigate Candidates Inability To Do Biometric Verification – JAMB

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has stated that the board will investigate reported cases of inability of some candidates to do biometric verification during the ongoing 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

The examination board’s Head of Media and Publicity, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, made this known to newsmen on Friday in Abuja.

He also said that the release of the results would not be immediate, as the board was taking time to process before releasing them in order to avoid multiple cancellations.

“We will look at the cases brought before us to know if they are actual challenges or part of malpractice. This is because, we discovered that some candidates have done something, and they intend to take advantage of the biometric verification challenge as an excuse. So, we need to ascertain the genuineness of these cases. I assure you we are looking at it and would do something,” Benjamin stated.

The 2019 UTM which commenced on Thursday, April 11 nationwide, according to reports, was not totally hitch-free, as some candidates complained of their inability to be verified through the biometric process, either at the beginning or at the end of the exam.

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