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JAMB Set To Reconfirm All UTME Candidates’ Biometrics, See Why



All candidates who submitted to the biometric exam of the Unified Tertiary Registration Examination (UTME) of 2019 would be reconfirmed, the Admission and Registration Board (JAMB) has promised.

This was made known by the board in its weekly Bulletin No. 1, No. 27 of the Registrar’s Office, which was made available to journalists yesterday.

The board explained that the exercise is aimed at eliminating the imitators and their sponsors so they can be prosecuted. The board also promised that it would publish names of impostors to serve as a lesson for others.

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According to the board, the step was taken as a result of a large number of requests received to perfect fraudulent acts that have helped impersonation in the past.

He said that in the course of his attempt to block all forms of malpractice, the board discovered that candidates used professional examination traps to register for the exam.

“They register with the name of the candidate and, subsequently, request the correction of all other details.

“To address this, the board has resolved to revalidate all the biometric data of the candidates who have taken the board exam, catch these imitators and process them together with their sponsors,” he said.