JAMB: Electronic Devices Remain Banned From Examination Halls

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has reiterated that electronic devices remain banned from the examination halls during the UTME examination.


The Board warned candidates from bringing electronic device like mobile phones, calculators, wristwatches and recorders to the exam halls, stating they won’t be allowed into any of its centres during this year’s examination.

JAMB also prohibited items like spy reading glasses, cameras, ear piece, Bluetooth devices, USB, CD, hard disk and other similar storage devices, Others are: pen/biro, smart lenses, books or any reading/writing material, ink/pen readers, key holders, ATM cards, erasers and smart rings/jewelries.

The statement reads: “To ensure that the board’s examinations meet best global practice, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has prohibited the use of the items during examinations.

“Candidates are hereby advised in their best interest not to bring these items close to the examination venue. Any breach of this directive would bar the candidates from taking the examination.”

The spokesperson of the Board Dr. Fabian Benjamin said candidates have been complying with the directives introduced by the agency.


He further said candidates who go contrary to the rules of the Board will be handed over to the security agencies.

“Candidates have been complying. The board had provided lockers where candidates can lock their personal belongings. However, if you are caught in the hall with any of them, certainly you would be sanctioned he said.

“Last year, we caught a lady that had a phone in her private part and she was taken to the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps and she was prosecuted.”


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