JAMB 2024: Parental Arrest Measures to Safeguard Exam Integrity


During the 2024 UTME, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has given out an advisory to all computer-based test center proprietors warning them to detain any parent found around their premises. 

The directive was given by Prof. Isaq Oloyede, JAMB Registrar, during a virtual meeting on Wednesday with CBT centre operators and owners. According to Dr Fabian Benjamin, the spokesman of JAMB, this is a measure to restrict parental intrusion into examination processes, while students whose parents breach this directive will be disqualified. 

 It stated that over time there have been cases where examination malpractices were perpetrated by parents who invaded the board’s examinations in previous times. Besides some others even infiltrated exam centers posing as parents and committed various infractions.

To ensure smooth conduct of the exercise, CBT owners are working hand in hand with security agencies. It was emphasized that according to the national education policy candidates must be at least 17 years old to sit for the examination meaning that parents trying to take underage candidates into exam venues may be subjected to penalties.

700 CBT centers nationwide are expected to accommodate UTME. 
Despite preparations for a seamless UTME exercise

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