JAMB Bans 18 Items From UTME Centres
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has prohibited the 1.8 million candidates sitting for the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) from Thursday 11 April from bringing 18 items to centres where the tests would take place.
According to an official of JAMB, the prohibited items include Wrist Watches, Pen/Biros, Mobile phones or similar electronic devices, Spy reading glasses, calculators or similar electronic devices, USB, CD, hard disks and or similar storage devices and books or any reading/writing material.
Other banned items are Cameras, Recorders, Microphones, Ear pieces, Ink/pen readers, Smart lenses, Smart rings/ jewelleries, Smart buttons, Bluetooth devices, Automated Teller Machine (ATM) cards and Erasers
The JAMB Spokesman, Fabian Benjamin, disclosed that the items were prohibited to secure the sanctity and integrity of the board’s examination.
He said examination officials are allowed to scrutinize eye glasses or similar devices and when convinced that such items may compromise the sanctity of the examination, the examination official should confiscate them.
The examination board however urges candidates to abide by the rules and regulations of the board by not going to their respective examination centres with any of the prohibited items.
The examination will end next week.