JAMB Charges NSCDC to be Vigilant in Supervision of 2019 Examination
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board JAMB) has charged the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) personnel to be vigilant in their supervision of the UTME.
The Registrar, Prof. Is-haq O. Oloyede, who did not mince words on the expectations from the NSCDC when he received a delegation from the security agency, told them that on no account should anybody allow candidates who fail biometric verification into the hall to take the examination.
The NSCDC team, which was at the JAMB National Headquarters on Tuesday, 19th March, 2019 to parley with the Board on the procedures for the smooth conduct of the 2019 UTME, was headed by a Deputy-Commandant General, Mr. Madu Kelechi.
The Registrar, while stressing the need to adhere strictly to laid-down instructions on the examination, pointed out that photo albums of candidates sent to centres should not be used as substitutes for biometric verification during screening.
He disclosed that the photo albums would not have any provision for the marking of attendance as the biometric verification would serve as the only authoritative clearance and attendance register.
The Registrar announced the dates of the Mock Examination and the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) to his guests.
During the verification, Prof. Oloyede urged the security agency to ensure that all adjourning doors leading to the hall should be closed except that of the main entrance with a view to enhancing security and to prevent any act that could admit unverifiable candidates and subsequently undermine the conduct of the examination.
He said nobody should be allowed to enter the server room except the JAMB technical staff assigned to the centre adding that the restriction also covers centre owners, unauthorized monitors and security agents.
The NSCDC was reminded to watch out for banned items such as ATM cards, wrist watches, spy reading glasses, smart lenses, key holders, Bluetooth devices and smart buttons, among others.
He emphasised that nobody should be allowed inside the hall with any of these banned items. In his remarks, DCG. Madu commended the Oloyede-led JAMB for these newly-introduced initiatives and promised to work assiduously for the success of the examination.
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Mr. Madu, however, regretted lack of female officers in some states who would have been deployed to screen female candidates but expressed optimism that the Corps was working round the clock to address the problem.