JAMB urges officials to adhere to UTME 2022 guidelines

JAMB Registrar, Professor Ishaq Oloyede

By EZEKIEL OBI, Abuja –

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has urged its officials to strictly adhere to its guidelines as fiscal year 2022 begins for more than 1.7 million applicants nationwide.

JAMB gave the directive in its weekly newsletter from the Registrar’s Office in Abuja.

He said biometric verification would be the only mode of admitting candidates to the test center.

The board said strict adherence to this directive is required by all involved.

JAMB had reiterated that all candidates would be checked into the exam hall, using the Biometric Verification Machine (BVM) which would also serve as an attendance register, as per its policy.

He urged officials to ensure that no candidate was held on hold if they could not be verified, but to ensure that candidate was picked up at the center before leaving.

The council further stated that only actual cases would then be processed in the event of a biometric hitch.

JAMB also urged its officials to ensure that all reporting forms provided for the exercise were properly filled out and completed.

He explained that the information gathered from the forms should help the jury “establish the events that occurred during the examination for reference purposes and serve as evidence for punitive measures”.

The board said it would continue to consult with key stakeholders, including technical officers and advisers, resident monitors, supervisors and its eight oversight groups, to deliver a smooth exercise.

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