2020 UTME: JAMB announces suspension of biometric verification after examination

2020 UTME: JAMB announces suspension of biometric verification after examination


The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says after its review of Saturday and Monday’s examination, it has, henceforth, suspend the conduct of biometric verification after candidates must have written the examination.

The Board’s Head, Media and Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin made this known in an interview with newsmen in Lagos on Monday.

Benjamin said that the verification of candidates; before the commencement of the examination would, however, still obtain.

According to him, without such verification; there will be no examination for any candidate.


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He said candidates should feel free to go to their respective homes immediately; they were through with their examination without filing out again for another verification.

”Candidates are no longer to wait to be signed out through another round ;of biometric verification after the examination, henceforth.

“They should go straight home; as soon as they leave the examination hall.

”However, in addition to this, as we also release the results for each day, we will like to urge all those concerned; to note that we will not hesitate to withdraw any result found to be a product of cheating.

”What this means is that it is not yet over; especially for those that may have engaged in acts unexpected of our standard,” Benjamin said.

The spokesman for the board also cautioned candidates writing the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME); to steer clear of any act capable of compromising the outcome of their participation.

According to him, any candidate caught in any act with a view to discrediting the examination process will face severe consequences.

”Some candidates who dared to test the board’s system had already found themselves; in the hands of security operatives after they caught them in the act and arrested.

”They were trying to impersonate.

”Let me sound it clear that the  board will continue to monitor the examination as it progresses; using technology to ensure that the process is in any way not compromised,” Benjamin said.

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  1. Daniel

    Please correct the misrepresentation your title may have on your readers. Biometric verification has nothing to do with BVN, an acronym for Bank Verification Number. Thank you.


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