The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board [JAMB] has announced that candidates who have biometric challenge will write their exams in JAMB Headquarters in Abuja.
JAMB spokesperson, Fabian Benjamin, in an interview on Wednesday, said that the decision was made after it was discovered that candidates were using the biometric issue as an excuse to cheat.
“Candidates with biometric challenges can only register at JAMB headquarters in Abuja,” Mr Benjamin said.
“No other CBT center is allowed to register such candidates.
“They will also sit for their examination at JAMB headquarters in Abuja. We noticed that some candidate(s) will just go to these centers and say they can’t register, then, they begin to ask for a reschedule or a special day,” he said.
Speaking further, he said the 2019 computer-based test examination will take place on Saturday, March 16 and end on the 23 of March.
“For ALL complaints on JAMB processes, candidates can create a support ticket at (support.jamb.gov.ng) with his/her email address registered on the Board’s site. The candidate then provides his/her name, phone number and the nature of issues, select a complain area on a dropdown and then summarised the nature of the complaint. He/she may also attach supporting documents (if available), then send,” he said.
“Candidates are urged not to give their passwords to anybody. As a matter of fact, at the centre, if anyone asks for your password, don’t give it out,” he said.
“Interested candidates are advised to indicate their interest in the mock examination during registration, provided it is on or before January 31.”
He said, ”Non -JAMB centers are allowed to collect, through their bank account, a separate seven hundred naira (N700) only, for mock exercise from only interested candidates after notification of centers has been received by the candidate(s).”
Mr. Fabian said any candidates with mute challenge should indicate to enable the board assist such candidates.
“We also doing something for the ‘mute’ candidates and those that are completely deaf. At the point of registration, they have to confirm if they are deaf or mute. They’ll indicate it there. So that we can give them special attention in the examination hall,” he concluded.