The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) has announced that no candidate would be allowed to use Biometric troubles as an excuse to engage in any form for malpractice in the 2019 UTME.

The Board disclosed this in the latest edition of the Board’s weekly Bulletin, according to information in the publication, JAM will be responsible for the transportation of candidates who have troubles with biometric verification so as prevent any form of malpractice.

JAMB said it decided to introduce this measure after it discovered that many candidates use the biometric troubles as an excuse to engage in various forms of malpractice

It will be recalled that the board had earlier stated that any candidate with biometric troubles must report at its office in Abuja to resolve the issues and write the examination.

It was however reported that out of the 52 candidates that were referred to Abuja due to biometric troubles from the various states, only 22 of them actually showed up in Abuja for registration despite the fact that the board would be responsible for transportation.

JAMB equally stated that it would not reschedule examination for any candidate on account of a biometric challenge.

The exam is expected to commence March 16th if the Gubernatorial elections do not drag beyond March 9th, 2019.

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