Ahead of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) which will begin on Friday, March 9 to March 17, the Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB) has again warned candidates against bringing in prohibited items into the examination halls, PREMIUM TIMES.
In a document seen by and signed by the registrar of the board, Ishaq Oloyede, the prohibited items were listed.
Mr Oloyede said the items were prohibited in order to secure the sanctity and integrity of the board’s examination.
“Kindly note that the examination officials are allowed to scrutinize eyeglass or similar devices and when convinced that such item may compromise the sanctity of the examination, the examination official should confiscate it”, he said.
The registrar said that entry into the examination venue by an unauthorised person will be sanctioned.
“Where examination official (Board staff or Adhoc staff) or any authorised person is found with any of these prohibited items in the examination hall, such compromising action would be treated as a deliberate act of examination sabotage and necessary sanction will be applied”, the registrar said.
About 1.6 million candidates are expected to write the examination in 602 centres across the country.
List of items prohibited:
3) Mobile phones or similar electronic devices
4) Spy reading glasses which should be scrutinised
5) Calculators or similar electronic devices
6) USB, CD, hard disks and or similar storage devices
7) Books or any reading/writing material.
11) Ear pieces
12) Ink/pen readers
13) Smart lenses
14) Smart rings/ jewellery
15) Smart buttons
16) Bluetooth devices.