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UTME 2018: JAMB Releases List of 18 Banned Items In Exam Halls

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The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB has released the list of banned items ahead of the 2018 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 2018 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. Wrist 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,
  7. CD,
  8. Hard disks and/or similar storage devices,
  9. Books or any reading/writing material,
  10. Cameras,
  11. Recorders,
  12. Microphones,
  13. Ear pieces,
  14. Ink/pen readers,
  15. Smart lenses,
  16. Smart rings/jewellery,
  17. Smart buttons and
  18. Bluetooth devices.

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 inaugrated 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 2017.

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