UTME 2019: JAMB Releases List of 19 Banned Items In Exam Halls (UPDATED)

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The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB has released the list of banned items ahead of the 2019 Mock exam as well as the main exam.

JAMB Releases List of Prohibited Items in Exam Hall • MSG
The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB has finally release List of Prohibited Items in the 2019 UTME. All the candidates are advised to bring the listed banned items into the exam hall.

JAMB List of Prohibited Items in Exam Hall

The prohibited items are;

  1. Watches
  2. Pen/Biro
  3. Mobile Phones or Similar Electronic Devices
  4. Spy Reading Glasses Which Should be Scrutinized
  5. Calculators or Similar Electronic Devices
  6. USB, CD, Hard Disk, and or Similar Storage Devices
  7. Books and Any Reading/Writing Material
  8. Cameras
  9. Recorders
  10. Microphones
  11. Ear Pieces
  12. Ink/Pen Readers
  13. Smart Lenses
  14. Smart Rings/Jewelry
  15. Smart Buttons
  16. Bluetooth Devices
  17. Key Holders
  18. ATM Cards
  19. Erasers

In case of medicated eye glasses, the examination officials are allowed to scrutinize it and if convinced that such item may compromise the sanctity of the examination, the official have the right to confiscate it.

Whereby an examination official (board staff or ad hoc staff) or any authorized 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.

These are part of the steps being taken by the JAMB Monitoring Group, a Civil Society Groups inaugurated by the JAMB Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, in checkmating examination malpractice.

Last year, the groups were reputed to have assisted in giving information from the field and transmitted several challenges, as applicable, to JAMB officials which helped in curbing the high rate of examination malpractices in 2018.

2019’s JAMB examination has been scheduled to commence on Thursday, 11th April, 2019.

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