JAMB to transport candidates with biometric difficulties for exam in Abuja

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) says no fewer than 22 candidates with biometric registration challenges would sit for the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) at the headquarters of the board in Abuja.

The board also said it will be responsible for the cost of transportation of the candidates to and from Abuja.

In an interview yesterday, the spokesperson of the board, Fabian Benjamin, said out of the 52 names that were sent to the board headquarters from the states, only 22 showed up for registration despite the fact that the board would be responsible for transportation.

JAMB had said any candidate with biometric issues must report at its office in Abuja to resolve the issues and write the examination.

According to the board, such a candidate will write the examination in any of the board’s accredited centres in Abuja while noting that it decided to introduce the measures after it discovered that many candidates use the biometric issue as an excuse to cheat.

This year, the 2019 computer-based test examination will begin on Saturday, March 16 and end on March 23.

Similarly, the examination body also revealed that it made N840 million between February 15 and 21, 2019 as revenue.

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