JAMB has banned 2018 UTME candidates from coming to the exam hall with some items.
If you are writing this exam,
don’t go to exam hall with these five things.
The 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination
is around the corner, and as part of efforts to curb
malpractice in the examination, JAMB has set new
strategies in place.
According to JAMB, CCTV cameras and electronic jammers
will be installed across all CBT centres in the country to
deactivate mobile networks.
JAMB has also announced that all lens detectors will also be
made available in all centres to check all eyeglasses.
Due to these new strategies, the Joint Admission and
Matriculation Board has banned and warned candidates »
from coming to centres with these items.
JAMB says it has discovered that during the conduct of the
2017 UTME, electronic devices including wristwatches and
other devices were used to perpetrate examination
“So, for next year, (2018) we have banned the use of
wristwatches and pens by candidates and other persons in
the examination hall. JAMB said.
2. Writing materials
There is no need to go to exam hall with pens, pencils,
erasers, and sharpeners since the Unified Tertiary
Matriculation Examination is now computer based.
Any candidates going for the 2018 UTME » is not expected
to wear spectacles as JAMB listed eyeglasses as part of the
This according to JAMB Registrar, Prof Is-haq Oloyede is the
reason the exam body install lens detector in all CBT centres.
He said, “the lens detectors will also be made available at all
centres to find out the status of all eyeglasses if a candidate
or anyone must go in with it.
4. Mobile phone
Your mobile phone too is not allowed to be taken to the CBT
centres. According to JAMB, your phones will be deactivated
if you bring it to the exam hall.
To all the CBT centres, the rule this year is that electronic
jammers will be installed across all the centres to deactivate
all mobile phone networks because we have seen what many
of them have done with phones and other electronic tools”
Just like other electronic devices, JAMB has banned the use
of calculators in the UTME exam hall
We wish you all success in your endeavours