Biometrics is a must for all candidates - JAMB

JAMB says biometrics is the only means the eligibility of all candidates can be confirmed and reduce cases of impersonation.

The board’s spokesman, Dr. Fabian Benjamin made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday, March 11, 2018, in Lagos.

Benjamin said, “We want to clearly state here that any candidate who cannot be identified using biometrics will not be allowed to sit for this examination.

“So far, over 450,000 candidates have sat for the examination and we have had reported cases where some of the candidates could not be identified as they placed their fingers on the machines for identification.

“Candidates sitting for this examination are not to be identified by mere registration numbers or names, but through the machines.

“We know that at the point of registration for this examination, candidates’ details were captured with live photographs as well as their fingerprints.

“So, while going for the examination, it is only expected that candidates should be screened and identified using biometrics.

According to Benjamin, the biometrics was put in place to ensure the eligibility of candidates and reduce cases of impersonation.

JAMB spokesman delighted about the conduct of the 2018 UTME

The Board's spokesman, however, expressed happiness about the conduct of the examination nationwide saying he is hopeful that it is going to get better while it lasts.

The 2018 UTME which started on Friday, March 9 will end on Saturday, March 17.

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