- Thirty nine personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps have been deployed to provide security for UTME in different parts of Niger state
- According to the corps commandant in Niger state, Phillip Ayuba, security will be provided in the 17 computer-based centres
- Ayuba warned parents against malpractices, saying anyone found wanting would be arrested and prosecuted
The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Niger has deployed 39 personnel to provide security for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) in different parts of the state.
Phillip Ayuba, corps commandant in the state, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Minna on Tuesday, April 9.
Legit.ng gathers that he said the security would be in the 17 computer-based centres for the 11th conduct of the UTME in Niger, which kicked off on Tuesday, April 9.
Ayuba said that two personnel would provide security in each of the centres, while five personnel from the headquarters would supervise the exercise across the state.
The commandant said that the monitoring team had been constituted to carefully monitor the conduct of the exercise in the state.
He explained that the corps would work with the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) to ensure security at the centres before, during and after the computer-based test.
Ayuba urged prospective candidates to be law abiding, adding that the NSCDC personnel would be professional in carrying out their mandate to ensure a hitch-free examination.
He also warned parents against malpractices as anyone found wanting would be arrested and prosecuted.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) urged candidates for the 2019 UTME to adhere strictly to the printing order of their examination slips, to avoid unnecessary issues.
This was contained in the board’s weekly bulletin tagged ‘JAMBULLETIN’, by the head, media and information, Dr Fabian Benjamin, and issued in Lagos.
According to the bulletin, printing of the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) notification slip is on-going, as the board has since made it ready for all candidates who registered for the examination.
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