JAMB bans pens, wristwatches, ‘suspicious’ eye glasses for mock UTME


The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board, JAMB, has prohibited the use of 16 items in the forthcoming mock examinations scheduled to hold on February 26, 2018.

The Secretary of JAMB UTME Monitoring Groups, Ngozi Egbuna, listed the items in a memo to members of the Civil Society Group, CSG, on Thursday. The CSG is one of the groups inaugurated by the Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, to assist in monitoring JAMB exams.

The memo reads: “Kindly note that examination officials are allowed to scrutinise eye glasses or similar devices and where convinced that such item may compromise the sanctity of the examination, the examination official should confiscate it.

“Where examination official (board staff or ad hoc staff) or any authorised person is found with any of these prohibited items in the examination hall, such compromising action would be treated as a deliberate act of examination sabotage and necessary sanction will be applied.”

The banned items are wrist watches, pen/biro, mobile phones or similar electronic devices, spy reading glasses which should be scrutinised, calculators or similar electronic devices, USB, CD, hard disks and/or similar storage devices.

Others include: books or any reading/writing material, cameras, recorders, microphones, ear pieces, ink/pen readers, smart lenses, smart rings/jewellery, smart buttons and Bluetooth devices.


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