The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has revealed that those candidates who do not participated in the mandatory biometric verification will be be permitted to to sit for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), slated to commence on April 11, 2019,
The resolution was made known be JAMB’s national registrar, Professor Ishaq Oloyede, after a stakeholders meeting in Abuja.
Professor Ishaq said that the reason why the measure was take is to curb cases of examination malpractice and impersonation during the JAMB examinations.
“This year, we appeal to everybody, no discretion about it. Anybody who cannot be verified on the biometric cannot write our exam,” he said.
Furthermore, Professor Ishaq also stated that a list of all impersonators documented by the commission in the past ten years will by published publicly so as to serve as a deterrent to others.
In conclusion, he declared the approval of 708 Computer Based Test (CBT) centres across the country ahead of the examinations which begins on April 11, 2019