JAMB UTME Candidates with Biometric Issues to Write Exam in Abuja

Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Promises to Sponsor UTME Candidates with Biometric Issues and Challenges for an Examination in Abuja for 2020/2021 Admission Exercise.

Latest Update: The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has again reassured candidates with Fingerprint (Thumbrint) problems during the 2020 UTME Registration that the Board will schedule an exam for them in no distant time.

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has reassured candidates with Fingerprint Thumbrint problems during the 2020 UTME Registration that the Board will look into all outstanding issues on individual merit, as soon as the present global challenge is addressed.

This was disclosed by the Joint Admissions Matriculation Board (JAMB) via their official twitter handle while giving a reply to candidate who had thumbprint issue during the 2020 UTME registration.

See Tweet Below:

“Some of us haven’t still written our exams for 2020 due to thumbprint issues, we were re_registered and told that we would be called upon to write our exams then this pandemic break again. My question is what is our fate? Are we still going to write??“

JAMB reply: “The Board will look into all outstanding issues on individual merit, as soon as the present global challenge is addressed.“

Following complaints from parents and candidates from various JAMB CBT Centers nationwide whose bio-metric were unable to be verified during the conduct of the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) which commenced on Saturday 14th March, 2020, the Board has promised all affect candidates that they will be sponsored to Abuja at the Headquarters of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Abuja for a separate examination under close surveillance.

Capturing candidates' ten fingers during registration is a vital component in the processing and documentation of the UTME and Direct Entry registrations.

All candidates taking the UTME must be verified using their ten fingers at the point of registration.

No candidate would be allowed into the examination hall without first being verified.

 It is part of the screening mechanism to prevent impersonation. Before the commencement of the 2020 registration exercise, the Board made it clear that it would not reschedule examination for any candidate on account of biometric challenge.

Any candidate, whose fingers could not be captured during registration at the CBT centre, must visit JAMB Headquarters for his/her registration and examination.

The Director noted that some unscrupulous elements had abused this window perpetuate examination malpractice considering the large number of candidates that were recorded yearly and the cost of rescheduling examination for such candidates in the past.

The Board decided to find a lasting solution to the problem by inviting candidates with peculiar problem of biometric capturing to the Headquarters of the Board for capturing and they would also take their examination at the same venue. With this new resolve, the Board has been able to stop all fraudulent biometric cases.