The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has stated that 2019 UTME candidates with Biometric issues during the registration will have to write the examination only in Abuja. The board also said it will be responsible for the cost of transportation of the candidates to and from Abuja. This was contained in the weekly bulletin of the Board.
JAMB said it decided to introduce this measure after it discovered that many candidates use the biometric issue as an excuse to cheat.
Recall that the board had earlier stated that any candidate with biometric issues must report at its office in Abuja to resolve the issues and write the examination.
It was gathered that out of the 52 candidates that were referred to Abuja due to biometric issues 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.
This year, sales of form for all candidates (UTME /DE) including for those outside Nigeria, started from January 10 and ended February 21.