Biometrics is a ought to for all candidates - JAMB

JAMB says biometrics is the most effective manner the eligibility of all applicants may be showed and reduce instances of impersonation.

The board’s spokesman, Dr. Fabian Benjamin made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday, March 11, 2018, in Lagos.
Benjamin said, “We want to clearly state here that any candidate who cannot be identified using biometrics will not be allowed to sit for this examination.
So far, over 450,000 candidates have sat for the examination and we have had reported cases where some of the candidates could not be identified as they placed their fingers on the machines for identification.

“applicants sitting for this exam aren't to be diagnosed by using mere registration numbers or names, however thru the machines.
“We understand that at the point of registration for this exam, applicants’ details have been captured with stay snap shots in addition to their fingerprints.
“So, while going for the exam, it's far most effective anticipated that applicants need to be screened and identified using biometrics.
in step with Benjamin, the biometrics changed into put in area to make sure the eligibility of candidates and decrease instances of impersonation.

The Board's spokesman, however, expressed happiness about the conduct of the examination nationwide saying he is hopeful that it is going to get better while it lasts.
The 2018 UTME which started on Friday, March 9 will end on Saturday, March 17.
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