JAMB Resolves To Reconfirm Biometrics Of All UTME Candidates

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has resolved to reconfirm biometrics of all the candidates that took part in its Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

The examination board disclosed in its weekly Bulletin of the Office of the Registrar and made available to newsmen.

According to JAMB, the development was to detect impersonators, fish them out and prosecute them as well as their sponsors.

The step was taken as a result of a huge number of applicants it received with the aim of perfecting fraudulent acts that have aided impersonation in the past.

UTME Candidates. Photo: The Sun Nigeria
UTME Candidates. Photo: The Sun Nigeria

The examination board made it known that it had in recent time, been inundated with series of complaints bordering on change of name, state of origin, local government, gender, date of birth, subject combination among others.

“They register with the candidates name and afterwards, apply for correction of all other details. So, to address this, the board has resolved to revalidate all biometrics of candidates that have taken the board’s examination, to fish out these impersonators and prosecute them along with their sponsors,” the Bulletin stated.

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