UTME MOCK 2018: JAMB BANS WRISTWATCHES AND OTHER ITEMS.
The Joint Admissions and Matriculations
Board has banned the use of 16 items in the
forthcoming mock examinations scheduled
for February 26, 2018.
The Secretary of JAMB UTME Monitoring
Groups, Ngozi Egbuna, stated the items in a
memo issued to members of the Civil Society
Group on Thursday and obtained by The
PUNCH in Jos.
The memo reads: “Kindly note that
examination officials are allowed to
scrutinise eye glasses or similar devices and
where convinced that such item may
compromise the sanctity of the examination,
the examination official should confiscate it.
“Where examination official (board staff or
ad hoc 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 CSG is one of the groups inaugurated by
JAMB Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, to
assist in monitoring the UTME.
Last year, the groups were reputed to have
assisted in giving information from the field
and transmitted several challenges, as
applicable, to JAMB officials.
Through the JAMB UTME Monitoring Groups,
examination malpractices were said to have
reduced in 2017.
The prohibited items are wrist watches,
pen/biro, mobile phones or similar
electronic devices, spy reading glasses
which should be scrutinised, calculators or
similar electronic devices, USB, CD, hard disks
and/or similar storage devices.
Others are books or any reading/writing
material, cameras, recorders, microphones,
ear pieces, ink/pen readers, smart lenses,
smart rings/jewellery, smart buttons and