Forward of Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, Registrar, Joint Admission and Matriculations Board (JAMB), mentioned the board has launched new improvements for profitable conduct of 2019 UTME.

NAN studies that Oloyede made this recognized in Abuja on Monday on the assembly of essential stakeholders on strategic planning and preparations for supervision and analysis of administration of 2019 UTME slated to carry between April 11 and April 15.

He mentioned a strong merchandise backed with applicable safeguard had been developed by transferring towards open examination with a million questions per topic which might quickly be effected.

“A separate indicator had additionally been created for the deaf (mute) to distinguish them for particular consideration on the examination centre. Efforts are on to offer choice of particular centres or mainstreaming for the blind.

“We now have dwell report on centres that registered any candidate, the time the candidate was registered, who registered the candidate, laptop system used, the placement of registration.

“All these are achieved by means of our enhanced monitoring system. I wish to warn candidates anticipated to sit down for its examination to make sure their biometrics have been taken and verified or threat sitting for the examination,’’ he mentioned.

He known as on candidates to adjust to the principles of engagement governing the registration and examination of the UTME.

In keeping with him, biometric verification would be the solely mode for admittance of candidates into the examination centres.

He added that growing menace of identification fraud throughout the UTME earlier than the appearance of BVM necessitated its introduction for capturing the biometrics of candidates to counter fraud.

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“Any candidate that can’t be verified by the Biometric Verification Mode (BVM) should not be allowed to take the examination below any guise.

“All candidates whose fingerprints couldn’t be captured throughout registration from centres throughout the nation have been dropped at JAMB Headquarters and have been registered appropriately.

“In different phrases, exemption mode shouldn’t be allowed for any candidate. Subsequently, no biometric verification, no examination,” Oloyede warned.

The registrar added that the usage of e mail/password wouldn’t be allowed by cyber cafe operators because it had now been labeled as an offence for cyber cafe to ask for password earlier than rendering providers.

Oloyede mentioned the board held a global round-table on dishonest gadgets in December 2017 the place numerous expertise gadgets used for examination additional mentioned that Automated Teller Machine (ATM) was added to the record of prohibited gadgets throughout its examinations.

He mentioned different gadgets prohibited are wristwatches, recorders, earpieces, cellphones, Bluetooth gadgets, sensible lenses, erasers, sensible buttons and spy studying glasses, amongst others.

The registrar mentioned the board had accepted the usage of 708 Pc Primarily based Take a look at (CBT) centres throughout the nation for the conduct of the examination.

He famous that the names of impersonators within the final 10 years would quickly be revealed to function deterrent to others, including added that about 1.99 million candidates had registered for the examination.

He known as on the candidates to make sure they adjust to the principles and rules of the examinations

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