Last Updated on August 2, 2020 by Oyeniyi Michael Barry
The board said in its weekly bulletin obtained by our correspondent on Monday that the items were prohibited during its examinations, warning that candidates who breached the directive would be disallowed from taking the UTME.
The board said, “To ensure that our examinations meet best global practices, the board has prohibited the use of the following items during its exams. They are watches, pens or biros, mobile phones or similar electronic devices, spy reading glasses, calculators, hard disks or similar storage devices, books or any reading material, cameras, recorders, and microphones.
“Others are earpieces, ink or pen readers, smart lenses, smart rings or jewelry, smart buttons, Bluetooth devices, key holders, erasers and Automated Teller Machine cards.”
JAMB noted that it would continue to strive to eliminate unwholesome practices during its examinations, which necessitated the biometric verification of candidates to curb impersonation as well as the introduction of Closed-Circuit Television cameras to its centers nationwide.
It said, “The search for a reliable assessment model after the traumatic experiences with Paper and Pencil Test hitherto used by the board led to the adoption of the Computer-Based Test. The paper format was jettisoned because it was characterized by different forms of examination malpractices.
“We believe that by offering highly competitive methods electronically at approved testing centers, candidates and other stakeholders would continue to benefit from increased access and flexibility for immediate grading among other benefits. The CBT is administered by the board is a dynamic and individualized assessment tool designed in line with global best practices.”
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JAMB had announced March 23 as the new date for its mock examination, saying the new date for the UTME would also be announced soon, having been shifted because of the just concluded general elections.
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