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JAMB deploys 3,300 bio-metric machines to check exam malpractice

Dutse – The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) is to deploy 3,300 bio-metric machines to 2,872 centres, to tackle examination malpractices during the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME), slated for June.

The Registrar and Chief Executive of the board, Prof. Dibu Ojerinde, made the disclosure on Monday at a training workshop for coordinators of the 2011 UTME in Dutse.

Ojerinde said the bio-metric machine was introduced for proper identification and to check examination malpractices, adding that a pilot scheme had been successfully carried out.

“The machine will capture the fingerprints of each of the candidates and as soon as they do that, their pictures will come out, it means that that particular person has registered and will be allowed to sit for the exam, if it is otherwise, the candidate will be pushed aside.

“This system will also tackle impersonation, cheating and late coming to exam hall which will not be tolerated by JAMB,” he said.

He stated that the board would do its best by ensuring that  things were done right for a hitch-free examination.

The Registrar urged the UTME coordinators to adhere strictly to the rules for the conduct of a credible examination. (NAN)


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