The Registrar of Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Ishaq Oloyede said there are new innovations introduced for successful conduct of 2019 UTME.
This was made known by the Registrar, Oloyede at the meeting of critical stakeholders on strategic preparation for the evaluation and supervision of 2019 UTME held in Abuja.
He said: “Separate indicator had also been created for the deaf (mute) to differentiate them for special attention at the examination centre. Efforts are on to provide option of special centres or mainstreaming for the blind. We now have live report on centres that registered any candidate, the time the candidate was registered, who registered the candidate, computer system used, the location of registration. All these are done through our enhanced monitoring system. I want to warn candidates expected to sit for its examination to ensure their biometrics were taken and verified or risk sitting for the examination.”
He urged candidates to adhere to the rules of THE engagement governing the registration and examination of 2019 UTME. He said that the only mode for admittance of candidates into the examination centers will be via biometric verification. In addition, he said that the introduction of capturing the biometrics of candidates to counter fraud was as a result of the increasing threat of identity fraud during UTME.
Items such as ATM cards, recorders, mobile phones, smart lenses, erasers, smart buttons, wristwatches, e.t.c are not to be taken to the examination hall.
According to the registrar, 708 Computer Based Test (CBT) centers across the country had been approved by the board for the conduct of examination.
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