2024 UTME Exam: JAMB Releases List of Prohibited Items in Exam Hall

Have you ever thought of items prohibited by the JAMB authorities, and candidates found with any of these items are not allowed into the examination hall and may miss their examination? Well, to make it easier for 2024 UTME candidates to know the rules and regulations, guidelines, the board has released a list of prohibited items candidates are not allowed to bring into the JAMB examination hall.

The Joint Admission Matriculation Board, JAMB management has officially released a list of strictly restricted/prohibited items candidates are not allowed to bring into the examination hall for the 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says it is still maintaining its directive that no candidate would be allowed to come into the examination hall with electronic devices in the forthcoming mock examinations and 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

According to the JAMB’s Weekly Bulletin released in Abuja on Sunday, it contains the list of prohibited items that won’t be allowed into any of its centres during this year’s examination.

The items include:

  1. Electronic devices such as:
    • mobile phones
    • calculators
    • wristwatches
    • recorders
  2. spy reading glasses
  3. cameras
  4. earpiece
  5. Bluetooth devices,
  6. USB,
  7. CD,
  8. Hard disk and other similar storage devices.
  9. Pen/biro.
  10. Smart lenses.
  11. Books or any reading/writing material.
  12. ink/pen readers,
  13. Keyholders,
  14. ATM cards,
  15. Erasers.
  16. Smart rings/pieces of jewellery.

The bulletin containing this information states and I quote below:

“to ensure that the board’s examinations meet best global practice, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has prohibited the use of the following items during its examinations.”

“All participating candidates are hereby advised in their best interest, not to bring these items close to the examination venue or enter the examination hall with any of the above-listed items. Any breach of this directive would bar the candidates from taking the examination.”

Also speaking on this issue, is Dr. Fabian Benjamin, JAMB’s spokesperson who disclosed that some candidates who breached the directive and brought some of the devices to the hall last year were caught and handed over to security agencies. Their results were cancelled and they will have to sit for the examination next year.

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