UTME 2024: Full List of 15 Items JAMB Candidates Must Not Take to Exam Venue

UTME 2024: Full List of 15 Items JAMB Candidates Must Not Take to Exam Venue

  • As the 2024 UTME begins on Friday, April 19, JAMB has warned candidates against bringing prohibited items into the examination halls
  • JAMB said the items were prohibited in order to secure the sanctity and integrity of the board’s examination
  • Legit.ng can authoritatively report that among others, calculators and smartwatches are banned

Legit.ng journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 9 years of experience covering education in Nigeria and worldwide.

Ikoyi, Lagos state - As candidates prepare for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) 2024, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Monday, April 15, warned the admission seekers against bringing in prohibited items into the examination halls.

In a document seen by Legit.ng and signed by the registrar of the board, Professor Ishaq Oloyede, JAMB reiterated its zero tolerance for examination infractions and other unwholesome practices that could be detrimental to the conduct of the examinations.

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UTME 2024: List of items prohibited from exam venue
JAMB said UTME candidates caught with prohibited items will not be allowed to write the exam. Photo credits: Prof Is'haq O. Oloyede, Covenant University
Source: Facebook

Oloyede stated that the items were prohibited to secure the sanctity and integrity of the board’s examination which commences on Friday, April 19, 2024.

UTME candidates are also advised to desist from the practice of using decorative designs or tattoos on their palms as, according to JAMB, these can impact their biometric screening at the centre.

JAMB said:

"In this regard, candidates are warned to steer clear of all the prohibited items, which have been banned from the examination centres.
"These items have been noted to have aided some dishonest candidates in their quest to perpetrate examination malpractice, hence, the ban on these items is to protect the sanctity of the board's examinations.

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Furthermore, JAMB said parents are requested to refrain from being around the examination premises, as the board strictly prohibits them (parents) from being present during the examination.

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The agency vowed:

"Any candidate found with a parent in the examination vicinity will face penalties."

UTME 2024: List of prohibited items

  1. Smartwatches.
  2. Smart lens (unprescribed glasses).

3. Calculators.

4. Smart rings.

5. Smart pens.

6. Bluetooth devices.

7. Flash drives, hard disks, or similar storage devices.

8. Mobile phones or similar electronic devices.

9. Biro, books, or other reading or writing materials.

10. Camera.

11. Recorders.

12. Microphones.

13. Earpieces.

14. Ink/pen readers.

15. Other similar devices.

Complete list of JAMB 2024 prohibited items
Photo credit: @JAMBHQ
Source: Twitter

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JAMB shares update on registration slip

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that advised candidates not to go to their examination centre with their registration slip.

According to JAMB in a statement on Saturday, April 13, UTME 2024 candidates can take either a photocopy or coloured copy of their examination slip reprint to their exam centre.

Source: Legit.ng

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