JAMB Releases Guidelines For 2024 UTME

By Alice Etuka, Abuja

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has released guidelines to be strictly adhered to for the successful conduct of the 2024 Unified Matriculation Examination (UTME) scheduled to hold between Friday, 19th April, 2024, and Monday, 29th April 2024, in over 700 CBT centres nationwide.

This was contained in the Board’s weekly publication, JAMBULLETIN on Monday, April 15, 2024.

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The Board disclosed that 1, 985, 642 candidates had successfully registered to sit the 2024 UTME, it however warned that any candidate who was 30 minutes late would not be allowed to sit for the examination and would be marked as absent.

It further informed that “to signal the commencement of the process, candidates have been directed to print their 2024 UTME notification slips, which would enable them to know their examination centres as well as the date and time of their examination.

“Similarly, candidates are enjoined to adhere to the etiquettes and guidelines of the examination as stipulated in their notification slips and be at the venue of their examination at the scheduled time so as to afford them the opportunity of going through biometric verification prior to their admittance into the examination hall.

“Any candidate, who is 30 minutes late would not be allowed to sit the examination and would be marked as absent. The Board also reiterates its zero tolerance for examination infractions and other unwholesome practices that could be detrimental to the conduct of the examinations.

“In this regard, candidates are warned to steer clear of all the prohibited items, which have been banned from the examination centres. These items have been noted to have aided some dishonest candidates in their quest to perpetrate examination malpractice hence, the ban on these items is to protect the sanctity of the Board’s examinations.

“Some of these items are: smart watches, smart lens (unprescribed glasses), calculators, smart rings, smart pens, bluetooth devices, flash drives, among others. Candidates are also advised to desist from the practice of using decorative designs or tattoos on their palms as these can impact their biometric screening at the centre.

“Parents are kindly requested to refrain from being around the examination premises, as the Board strictly prohibits parents from being present during the examination. Any candidate found with a parent in the examination vicinity will face penalties”, the Examination Body said.

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